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Master of Arts in Conflict Management & Resolution

Be a peacemaker.

Disputes are bound to happen in professional settings and in our personal lives. Negotiation, conflict resolution and collaboration skills are highly valued – and greatly needed – in today’s workplace. In fact, conflict resolution-related positions are expected to grow faster than the average occupation, according to the Department of Labor.

In ACU’s online Master of Arts in Conflict Management and Resolution, you will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to help you manage conflict effectively and professionally while fostering relationships and successfully moving parties to agreement. Our emphasis on resolution reflects the importance of maintaining relationships, even through a disagreement.

Ready to be a part of this life-changing profession? Contact ACU today to learn more.

Program Overview

Credit hours 36
Degree Master of Arts
Program length 24 months
Tracks N/A


You will take courses such as:

  • Conflict Theory and Communication
  • Negotiation & Mediation
  • Identity, Culture and Conflict
  • Managing Conflict in the Workplace
  • Conflict Management Systems Design
  • Ethics in Conflict Resolution
  • Advanced Mediation: Marital Disputes
  • Dispute Resolution & the Legal System
  • Practicum in Conflict Resolution

What outcomes can you expect?

  • Facilitator
  • Ombudsman
  • Mediator
  • Government
  • Law Enforcement
  • Added value to leadership in any career
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Admission Requirements

  • Application and $50 processing fee
  • Transcripts from accredited undergraduate degree
  • GPA 3.0, probationary status may be granted
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A purpose statement (2 pages double spaced and typed)
  • Current Resume

See full ACU online graduate catalog, including admission requirements here.
For a comprehensive list of admission requirements please contact a Graduate Advisor.

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Ready to Be a Part?

We’re eager to see not only what you can accomplish with an ACU education, but how your unique perspective can enrich your fellow classmates and ACU as a whole.