Southern Methodist University

Dispute Resolution

Degree  Certificate, Masters
Location  Dallas, Texas
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Contact  972) 473-3435 | disputeResolution@smu.edu

Description

Both the Graduate Certificate and the Master’s degree emphasize the development of skills vital to the resolution of business, domestic, education, public policy, church, legal, and healthcare disputes. The Program’s quality and uniqueness stems, in significant measure, from its multidisciplinary approach to conflict management and its commitment to integrating ethics throughout the curriculum. Rooted in the social and behavioral sciences, the faculty and curriculum integrates such diverse fields as psychology, law, sociology, public policy, and economics. The Master of Arts departs from the Certificate program, however, in the depth and breadth of its curriculum and in its admission process. The Master’s curriculum affords greater depth of study than that offered by the certificate program, additional specialization of skills, and a level of professional scholarship that allows graduates to contribute to as well as practice in the profession.