Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (Graduate Certificate)

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Training the next generation of conflict specialists.

Whether it comes through disagreements at home or disputes in the workplace, one thing is for sure: Conflict is inevitable. Creighton University’s Graduate Certificate in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution can help you develop the skillset to effectively approach, manage, and resolve conflict can put you at the front line of bringing harmony to your professional life as well as your personal life.

Gaining the foundations of that skillset might not take as long as you think. Creighton University’s Graduate Certificate in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution can be completed in as little as 6 to 12 months. Best of all: Credits earned toward this certificate can be put toward a Master of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution degree. If you decide to further enhance your conflict resolution skills, completing this certificate program gets you halfway to a master’s degree.

Gain more than a certificate.

The techniques and perspectives you gain through Creighton University’s Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Graduate Certificate program can lead to new opportunities in a number of fields. Our students have gone on to use their newly acquired skillset in various career paths including jobs in healthcare, human resources, the legal system, business, non-profit organizations, local and state governments, schools, and more.

Grounded in social justice.

Creighton University’s Negotiation and Conflict Resolution program supports the University’s mission of being grounded in Ignatian values. As you complete courses, you’ll also learn to apply your skills for the benefit of others and learn how to take action responsibly on moral and ethical issues.

Learn on your schedule.

Complete coursework wherever and whenever it makes sense for you. Classes in Creighton University’s Graduate Certificate in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution program are offered primarily online. Students will also be required to attend an on-campus residency.

Through online discussions and face-to-face interactions, you’ll be encouraged to network with and practice your conflict resolution skills alongside other classmates in your cohort. You’ll also have the opportunity to apply techniques you learn in your workplace.

Curriculum

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at Creighton University, you must complete 16 credits:

  • Introduction to Negotiation and Conflict Engagement
  • Negotiation and Dispute Engagement Residency
  • Leadership and Conflict Engagement
  • Online Dispute Resolution
  • Dynamics of Conflict Resolution and Engagement
  • Systems Thinking in Conflict
     

Goals of the program along with a full course listing can be found in Creighton’s course catalog.

Admissions Requirements

  • Complete application & $50 application fee
  • Bachelor’s degree with 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Official transcripts from all educational institutions attended
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation from persons other than friends or family members who can speak to your performance in an academic or professional setting
  • Response to NCR Admissions Writing Exercise
     

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

International applicants

International applicants must meet English language proficiency requirements.

Tuition & Scholarships

Master's and Dual Degree Options

Master’s Degree

Credits earned for the certificate in Graduate Certificate in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution can be applied toward a Master of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution.

Master of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (36 credits)

  • The courses required for the Graduate Certificate in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution serve as the foundation for the Master of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. Through the master’s program, you’ll experience a deeper dive into the concepts behind conflict resolution, complete a practicum in the professional or organizational setting of your choice, and explore issues surrounding culture, gender, and power differences.
  • Available online.
     

A full listing of courses offered for the Master of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution can be found in the course catalog.

Dual Degree Options

Students can earn complete a dual degree program to earn two master’s degrees at once, saving both time and money. The following dual degree options are available in negotiation and conflict resolution:

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