Conflict Management and Negotiation

In a constantly changing world, there’s a growing need for professionals skilled in the areas of negotiation and dispute resolution. This specialization focuses on providing the core competencies to meet that need for those who interact within organizations, communities, and governments. You will explore current theory and best practices and gain the essential skills to help negotiate and resolve disputes within communities.

Some coursework in this specialization provides the basic introductory education in dispute resolution. Additional training and practicum is required to qualify for licensure or certification as a mediator in most states.

With this specialization, you could serve as a dispute resolver in a number of arenas:

  • Community disputes (ombuds)
  • Family disputes (parenting coordination)
  • Criminal justice (restorative justice)
  • Human rights (equal opportunity in the workplace)
  • Education (school discipline)
  • Organizational disputes
  • Military occupations
  • Inter-governmental negotiation and peace-making

Note on Licensure: The MS in Human and Social Services program, including its specializations, is not designed to lead to professional licensure including licensure as a professional therapist, counselor, social worker, or psychologist.

Completion Requirements

  • 48 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (3 cr.)
    • Core courses (25 cr.)
    • Elective/specialization courses (15 cr.)
      (includes Grant Writing course with final project targeted to specialization)
    • Capstone (5 cr.)

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

Courses

Quarter Course Code Course Credits
Quarter 1 Course Code HUMN 6000 Course Foundation of Graduate Study in Human Services Credits (3 cr.)
Quarter 1 Course Code HUMN 6150 Course Helping Individuals, Organizations, and Communities: Introduction to Human Services Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 2 Course Code HUMN 6152 Course Human Services Administration Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 2 Course Code HUMN 6011 Course Interviewing and Case Management in Human and Social Services Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 3 Course Code HUMN 6100 Course Introduction to Research and Evaluation in Human and Social Services Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 3 Course Code HUMN 6200 Course Cross-Cultural Ethics in Human and Social Services Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 4 Course Code HUMN 6742 Course Conflict, Conflict Resolution, and Peace Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 4 Course Code HUMN 6207 Course Grant Writing Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 5 Course Code HUMN 6660 Course Social Change, Leadership, and Advocacy for Human Services Professionals Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 5 Course Code HUMN 6702 Course Introduction to Mediation and Negotiation Credits (5 cr.)
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