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Master of Arts in Conflict Management & Resolution

Master of Arts in Conflict Management & Resolution

The key to your career success could be a Master of Arts in Conflict Management & Resolution.  

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. Your master’s degree in conflict resolution can help position you for a brighter future.

At ACU, our online Master of Arts in Conflict Management and Resolution will give you 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? Thinking about pursuing a conflict resolution graduate program online? We’re here to help. Contact ACU today to learn more.

We understand the cost of graduate school can be overwhelming, which is why ACU offers a variety of financial assistance to qualifying students, including our new ACU Online Achievement Award. Learn more about this new scholarship and other financial aid options here.

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 from your online master’s degree in conflict resolution?

  • 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 for our master’s degree in mediation and conflict resolution, online, 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.