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.

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Meet the Program Director

Dr. 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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Degree Highlights



Healthcare Organizations




Program length: 24 months

36 credit hours

Example Coursework

CONR 603: Negotiation

CONR 604: Mediation

CONR: 610: Managing Conflict in the Workplace

CONR 628: Foundations of Family Conflict Dynamics


School of Professional Studies

Upcoming Start Dates

January 12, 2021

March 9, 2021

What Our Students Say

"I do not think I would have gone back to school if it wasn't for the support and faith that my counselors have had in me. My program director took a leap of faith in me and I am unable to put into words how much confidence this has given me in pursuing my dream of earning my Masters degree. I can say that becoming a Wildcat has become one of the most amazing milestones in my life and graduating from ACU is no longer just a dream. I am turning it into a reality day by day and I know I have an amazing support system within the school to help me along the way."

-Master of Arts in Conflict Management and Resolution student

Why a Master of Arts in Conflict Management and Resolution?

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. Learn more about financial aid options available to online graduate students. 

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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

Admission Requirements

  • Application and $50 processing fee
  • Transcripts from accredited undergraduate degree
  • GPA 3.0, probationary status may be granted for lower GPA's
  • Current Resume

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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