In a constantly changing world, there’s a growing need for professionals skilled in the areas of negotiation and dispute resolution. This specialization focuses on providing the core competencies to meet that need for those who interact within organizations, communities, and governments. You will explore current theory and best practices and gain the essential skills to help negotiate and resolve disputes within communities.
Some coursework in this specialization provides the basic introductory education in dispute resolution. Additional training and practicum is required to qualify for licensure or certification as a mediator in most states.
With this specialization, you could serve as a dispute resolver in a number of arenas:
- Community disputes (ombuds)
- Family disputes (parenting coordination)
- Criminal justice (restorative justice)
- Human rights (equal opportunity in the workplace)
- Education (school discipline)
- Organizational disputes
- Military occupations
- Inter-governmental negotiation and peace-making
Note on Licensure: The MS in Human and Social Services program, including its specializations, is not designed to lead to professional licensure including licensure as a professional therapist, counselor, social worker, or psychologist.
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Last updated January 18, 2016