University of Oregon, Conflict and Dispute Resolution Master's Program
The Master's Degree in Conflict and Dispute Resolution is an interdisciplinary program structured to prepare a new generation of practitioners and educators to rethink traditional approaches to conflict. With a cohort of peers, you will study dispute resolution theory, develop practical conflict resolution skills, and apply your knowledge and skills in real-world conditions during your 320-hour internship experience.
The first-year core curriculum consists of a mix theory-based and skills-based courses. You will study the psychology of conflict, philosophy of conflict, and perspectives on conflict. These theoretical courses are complemented by skills-based courses in negotiation, mediation, and facilitation. During the second year, you choose from a variety of specialty areas, and apply learned skills and knowledge throughout an 8-credit internship experience. To complete the degree, you choose from one of three final project options: 1) a traditional master’s thesis; 2) an applied research project; or 3) a course concentration.
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