Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (Graduate Certificate)

Program Availability

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.

Work toward your certificate however it works best for you. All classes in Creighton University’s Graduate Certificate in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution program are offered online, though students who prefer a traditional classroom setting may have the option of taking some courses on-campus. Students taking classes exclusively online are required to complete a five-day residency. No matter how you study, this certificate program consists of 16 credit hours that can be completed in as little as 6 to 12 months.

Curriculum

This graduate certificate requires all foundational and skills/processes courses from the master’s degree. To earn the Graduate Certificate in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at Creighton University, you must complete 16 credits:

Hybrid

  • LAW 310 – Alternative Dispute Resolution (2 credits)
  • LAW 404 – Mediation Process (3 credits)
  • LAW 410 – Negotiation (3 credits)
  • NCR 624 – Dynamics of Conflict (3 credits)
  • NCR 622 – Conflict Engagement and Leadership (3 credits)
  • NCR 625 – Systems and Consulting for Conflict Specialists (2 credits)
     

Students attending the hybrid program also have the option of completing NCR 621, an on-campus residency that is only required for students completing coursework exclusively online.

Online

  • NCR 620 – Introduction to Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (3 credits)
  • NCR 622 – Conflict Engagement and Leadership (3 credits)
  • NCR 623 – Online Dispute Resolution (2 credits)
  • NCR 624 – Dynamics of Conflict (3 credits)
  • NCR 625 – Systems and Consulting for Conflict Specialists (2 credits)
     

Students completing coursework exclusively online will also be required to attend one on-campus residency.

  • NCR 621 – Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Residency (3 credits)
     

Credits earned toward the Graduate Certificate in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution can be used to progress toward a Master of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. Additional course information for the certificate curriculum for both hybrid and online programs can be found in Creighton’s course catalog.

Admissions Requirements

The requirements listed below apply to the Master of Negotiation and Conflict Resolution program only.

  1. Completed application (requires non-refundable $50 fee)

    1. Two letters of recommendation from persons other than family members who can speak to your performance in an academic or professional setting
    2. Statement of purpose. Write 500-750 words focusing on your long-term goals and why you believe this program is a perfect fit for you.
    3. Short response to the NCR Admissions Writing Exercise (1000 words maximum).
    4. Resume
    5. (OPTIONAL) An interview with a faculty member
    6. Bachelor’s degree and transcripts for all bachelor’s and post-bachelor’s coursework. Must be sent directly from the issuing school with the institution’s official stamp.
  2. International Students Only: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). International applicants from countries in which English is not the primary language must demonstrate proficiency in English language by submitting a minimum TOEFL score of 90 iBT (213 CBT/550 PBT).

Tuition & Scholarships

Certificates and Dual Degree Options

Certificates

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

  • Certificate in Health Care Collaboration and Conflict Management (16 credits)
    • Ineffective approaches to conflict resolution can lead to jeopardizing the top priority in healthcare: Patient safety. Creighton University’s Certificate in Health Care Collaboration and Conflict Management prepares healthcare professionals to effectively handle conflict from consumer, legal, and professional standpoints.
    • Online only
       

Dual Degree Programs