Masters Programs in Dispute Resolution

Compare 2 Masters Programs in Dispute Resolution

A master’s degree can open otherwise closed doors in a student’s career path and provide additional educational growth. The degree is also a necessary requirement for those pursuing a PhD, or for certain field specialties.

What is a Master in Dispute Resolution? The program teaches effective business management and conflict resolution. Students learn to use this knowledge to resolve problems with individuals, companies, large groups and even internationally. Foundational courses on ethics, mediation and negotiation can then be expanded on with courses tailored to the individual student. Possible course choices include sociology, international business, psychology and economics. Most programs may be completed in one to two years and do not require a law degree or LSAT.

Learn how to mediate, arbitrate and negotiate with this degree program. While these skills are excellent for conflict resolution, a student can also utilize these skills in the workplace and while interviewing for positions, negotiating salary increases and buying large ticket items like houses, just to touch on a few possibilities.

The financial commitment of program participants depends on the program selected. Investigating the programs available will answer most financial questions a prospective student has before making a decision.

A Master in Dispute Resolution often benefits anyone interested in the public or private sector. Alternative dispute resolution jobs are available both domestically and internationally for anyone seeking to implement these practices into his or her business or organization. Mediators, arbitrators or conciliators are all viable career positions for graduates. Many related positions are available for pursuit in government organizations and courtrooms or those seeking to avoid court, like divorce mediation. Additionally, the degree can open doors for those looking into a legal profession without a law degree.

Choose between attending classes at a university or the flexibility of online classes. For next steps, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master International Law and the Settlement of Disputes

University for Peace
Campus Full time 1 year February 2019 Costa Rica San Pedro

The specialization in international dispute settlement offers students an understanding of the role that international law and institutions play in the settlement of international and transnational disputes. [+]

The Master in International Law and the Settlement of Disputes offers students an understanding of the role that international law and institutions play in the settlement of international and transnational disputes. This specialization examines the role of national and international courts and tribunals in contributing to the settlement of disputes. As international and transnational adjudication has acquired a more prominent role in international relations, it is essential to understand how these global and regional courts are responding to the challenges of the early 21st Century. Students will examine the role of law in traditional and not-so-traditional territorial and boundary disputes, and acquire an overview of the law of the sea. And finally, they will examine the increasingly important field of dispute settlement in international economic relations, which will include investment arbitration.... [-]


Masters in Conflict and Dispute Resolution (CRES)

University of Oregon School of Law
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 USA Eugene

Conflict is a normal part of our lives, and it exists everywhere. It is also one of the greatest barriers to progress and happiness. The Conflict and Dispute Resolution (CRES) Master's Degree program gives you the skills and knowledge to resolve conflicts peacefully—both on an intimate level between individuals, and a high level between organizations and even nations. [+]

Be the expert everyone needs—and make progress possible.

Conflict is a normal part of our lives, and it exists everywhere. It is also one of the greatest barriers to progress and happiness. The Conflict and Dispute Resolution (CRES) Master's Degree program gives you the skills and knowledge to resolve conflicts peacefully—between individuals, within organizations, and among nations.

As a CRES student, you'll join a remarkable cohort of students and have a broad range of career opportunities. And most importantly, you'll be an important influence everywhere you go.

Find Your Passion

The CRES program is built on a cohort model designed to foster a collaborative environment based on experiential learning. The faculty is passionate. The curriculum is rich. You will learn theory and put it into practice. You will stretch yourself to consider new perspectives on competition and cooperation, relationships and responsibility, and, war and peace.... [-]