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Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (Graduate Certificate)

Creighton University’s Graduate Certificate in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution will give you the tools to effectively approach, manage, and resolve conflict in a way that brings about positive change. If you’re ready to advance your career and bring harmony to your personal and professional life, this program is for you.

Conflict is inevitable in any work, community, or relationship setting, and every organization needs employees and leaders who are skilled in facilitation and conflict resolution. The techniques and perspectives you gain through the NCR Graduate Certificate program can lead to new opportunities in all fields and career paths, including healthcare, human resources, the legal system, business, nonprofit organizations, local and state governments, schools, and more.


Creighton’s online graduate certificate programs are perfect for busy professionals who desire the flexibility to study on their own terms. If you’d like to expand your conflict resolution skills and earn a certificate for your resume in as little as 12 months, the NCR certificate program could be right for you.

This means you can take courses in the Graduate School without the commitment to an advanced degree—although the certificate does take you halfway to a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership degree if you change your mind.


Students and faculty in Creighton’s Negotiation and Conflict Resolution program come from a wide variety of backgrounds, careers and life experiences. While you learn, reflect and grow, you’ll discover that this diverse academic family creates a rich learning community that excels at sharing perspectives and insights in a supportive and interactive environment.

Just like all programs at Creighton, the NCR certificate program is grounded in Jesuit values. This is the lens through which our diverse group of students and faculty views conflict. You’ll build lasting relationships with others who are driven to serve for the benefit of others and create a more just world.

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Program Details

The Graduate Certificate in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution program is ideal for those looking to effectively manage conflict across a wide variety of industries and settings. The program can typically be completed in about 12 months.

To earn this graduate certificate, you must complete 15 credits:

  • Introduction to Negotiation and Conflict Engagement
  • Dynamics of Conflict Resolution and Engagement
  • Negotiation
  • Culture, Gender, and Power Difference in Conflict
  • Facilitative Conflict Engagement


With increasing self-knowledge, leaders are empowered to work mindfully toward a more just community, workplace and world. Our respected faculty at Creighton strives to help students strengthen that ability and work to achieve their goals.

Master's Degree Options

Credits earned for the certificate in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution can be applied toward a related master’s degree.

Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (36 credits)

  • The courses required for the Graduate Certificate in Organizational Leadership serve as the foundation for the master’s in organizational leadership. Complete elective courses in various fields, alongside a concentration in business, healthcare, or organizational leadership, to earn the master’s degree.
  • Credits earned for the certificate in Organizational Leadership can be applied toward a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership degree.
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Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution program, applicants must:

  • Complete an application
  • Include an updated curriculum vitae or resume
  • Provide an official transcript from the institution that granted the Bachelor’s degree. Read more about sending transcripts here
  • Submit a personal statement of interest in the graduate certificate 

A personal interview may be requested in addition to the above requirements. The interview may be conducted in-person or virtually.

International students are welcomed into this program so long as they complete it from their country of residence, as F-1 visas will not be issued. 

International applicants must:

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition rates change in the fall of each year. Visit our financial aid site for more details.

Financial Aid
To help make your graduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to file the FAFSA to apply for financial assistance. We also encourage you to apply for available graduate student scholarships and fellowships.

Have questions? Email or call a friendly financial specialist at 402.280.2731 for any additional questions you may have.

Dates and Deadlines

The table below details the enrollment deadlines and starting dates of courses for the current academic year. If you have any questions about dates, deadlines, or application materials, please contact an admissions advisor for personalized assistance.





July 15


December 1


April 1

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