Online Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution

The Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to resolve organizational conflicts that can have a significant impact on both budget and morale. Coursework focuses on real-world skills, including negotiation, mediation, arbitration and facilitation, along with other foundations of dispute resolution and alternative dispute resolution.

The Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution program is taught by instructors who bring years of industry experience to the classroom. You will receive a thorough education in how to handle disputes effectively, for both individuals and organizations. And because conflict resolution is an expanding and evolving field of professional practice, courses will teach the most up-to-date information possible.

When you graduate, you will possess the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to successfully resolve conflict for companies and individuals. You will be able to handle disputes as a manager, union representative, advocate or consultant or pursue a position such as arbitrator and mediator.

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Online Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution

Tuition

TUW’s tuition is $500 per semester credit. A range of tuition assistance programs are available to prospective students to help reduce the out-of-pocket expenses associated with continued education, including scholarships and students loans. Many employers offer tuition assistance programs, so make sure to check to find out if additional financial support is available to you. TUW tuition assistance counselors are available to determine your eligibility for financial aid and other tuition assistance programs.

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Requirements

Program Requirements 

Students must complete 12 courses, 11 standard courses and one three-credit capstone, taken last.

Admissions Requirements

Students seeking to attend TUW must meet one of the following criteria to be considered for admission:

  1. Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution; international bachelor’s degree students must see “international student admissions” in the catalog.
  2. Graduate transfer students must be in good academic standing (minimum GPA of 2.75).
  3. International students must have a paper-based TOEFL score of 500, or a computer-based score of 173, or an online score of 61. TUW TOEFL code is 3157.
  4. Cumulative 2.5 GPA.

Students, who meet one of the above criteria, will be required to complete the following steps in order to be admitted and enrolled:

  1. Submit an application.
  2. Submit official transcripts from all previously attended institutions. Transcripts must come directly from the issuing institutions. Students who completed college coursework outside the U.S. must have their transcripts translated and evaluated (see foreign credit for additional information).
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