Master of Arts in Conflict Management and 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 8% faster than the average occupation, according to the Department of Labor.

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 8% faster than the average occupation, according to the Department of Labor.

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Our online degree programs are designed for busy working adults just like you – intentionally structured to allow you to balance work, life and other commitments. As a student of ACU Online, you are part of a vibrant, virtual, Christ-centered community.

About the Program

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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.

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Your master’s degree in conflict resolution can help position you for a brighter future in any field. We have four tracks available to customize your degree to your career goals.

Tracks

General
Healthcare Organizations
Organizational
Practitioner

Required Hours

36 hours
24 months

Example Coursework

Negotiation
Mediation
Managing Conflict in the Workplace
Foundations of Family Conflict Dynamics

Upcoming Start Dates

October 19, 2021
January 11, 2022

Common Job Titles

Facilitator
Ombudsman
Mediator
Contract Negotiation Manager
Arbitrator
Diplomat

Meet the Program Director

Kipi Fleming, Conflict Management and Resolution, Master of Science in Organizational Development

Dr. Kipi Fleming, Master of Arts in Conflict Management and Resolution

Dr. Kipi Fleming received her B.S.Ed in elementary education with an emphasis in reading from Abilene Christian University in 1985. Before the birth of her children, she taught first grade and later substituted in the public schools in Texas and Oklahoma at all levels. Dr. Fleming received her MACRR from ACU in 2010 and went on to complete her doctorate in conflict analysis and resolution from Nova Southeastern University in 2015 where her research concentrated on the biblical interpretation of marital submission and how it affects the Christian marriage relationship.

Dr. Fleming joined the faculty at the Duncum Center in the summer of 2015 as an adjunct professor and was named the conflict management program director at ACU Dallas in July of 2016. Her research interests include family conflict, gender and conflict, conflict in schools, leadership and conflict, church conflict, and conflict in American history. Dr. Fleming is a mediator for the Lubbock County Office of Dispute Resolution where she works primarily with families in divorce mediations.

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To be considered for admission, students must:

  • Complete the online program application accompanied by a non-refundable processing fee.
  • Submit official transcripts showing earned bachelor’s from a regionally accredited college or university or the equivalent.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, probationary status may be granted.
  • Submit a current resume.
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Abilene Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga. 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of ACU.

Abilene Christian University enjoys a strong national reputation as one of the leading private Christian universities in the west and southwest, indicated by various ratings (such as U.S. News and World Report and other reports).