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Conflict Resolution Certificate

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 graduate certificate in conflict resolution, you will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to help you manage conflict effectively and professionally in the classroom and boardroom while fostering relationships and successfully moving parties to agreement.  Coursework toward the graduate certificate will, in most cases, be applicable to the Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation should you decide to pursue a graduate degree.

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

Program Overview

Credit hours 15
Degree Graduate Certificate
Program length 12 months
Tracks N/A


  • Required
    • Conflict Theory and Communication
    • Negotiation and Mediation
    • Residency
  • Choose Two
    • Identity, Culture and Conflict
    • Managing Conflict in the Workplace
    • Conflict Management System Design
    • Advanced Mediation: Marital Disputes
    • Dispute Resolution and the Legal System
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What outcomes can you expect?

  • Facilitator
  • Ombudsman
  • Mediator
  • Added value in leadership in any career

Admission Requirements

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