Jul 15, 2024  
2023-2024 University Bulletin 
2023-2024 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Master of Arts in Mediation and Conflict Resolution

The MA in Mediation and Conflict Resolution is offered in a convenient low-residency format. Students will complete two five-day intensive courses on campus, preferably a year apart, with the remaining courses completed online. This provides the best of both worlds: face-to-face interaction with faculty and peers with the flexibility and convenience of online learning.

Students may pursue a graduate certificate in Conflict Resolution (12 hours) alone, or pursue the degree after completion of the certificate.  MCR 601 is required for the certificate, followed by 3 additional MCR courses of the student’s choice.  If an undergraduate student from the BPS program wishes to pursue a certificate in Conflict Resolution, at least two graduate courses must be taken at the graduate level once accepted as a non-degree seeking student.

Degree Requirements:

Thirty-six credit hours

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in any subject from a regionally-accredited college or university, or international equivalent
  • At least three years of full-time work experience or a waiver from the college dean
  • Completed application, including:
    • official transcripts from previous institutions
    • 1-2 page statement of purpose explaining how the degree will fit in with the applicant’s personal and professional goals
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • GRE scores are not required, but may be submitted to strengthen a candidate’s application


Nine semester hours, chosen from the following: