Graduate Conflict Management

Convenient. Customizable. Immediate Value.

  • Executive format: With few exceptions, courses meet two weekends each and are one month long. Take one class per semester or five classes per semester and choose the pace that works best for you.
  • Personalized course-work: Whether you follow your professional passion to the business, government, or non-profit sector the skills you learn here will travel with you and make you an invaluable asset to any organization. Our students come from a wide variety of educational and professional backgrounds which creates a diverse and rich learning environment. All are welcome.
  • Ready to use skills: Our students leave class on Saturday and walk into work on Monday morning with ready-to-use skills.
  • Transformative content: Our alumni speak of a transformative experience in graduate school; you will learn to master processes that can be employed at work, at home, or even within yourself.

Admission, Tuition, and Financial Aid

Admission is based on a combination of many factors, including professional experience, an individual's statement of purpose, past academic study and references.

Tuition reflects premium faculty expertise from across the United States. For the 2018-2019 academic year, tuition for conflict management courses is approximately $1,290 per credit hour. A 3-credit hour course is $3,870 and partial scholarships are available. Payment is due prior to each class or at the start of the term.

Financial assistance options include partial scholarships from the Institute for Conflict Management, student loans through Office of Financial Aid, corporate partnership matches, outside scholarships, and Office of Veterans Services (Yellow Ribbon Program).


Graduate-level academic programs

  • Master of Arts in Conflict Management (10 courses). This is a 30 hour non-thesis or thesis program, requiring students to take the first three courses in succession, followed by a settings-based course, (same as above) and will work with the ICM Academic Director to develop a customized pathway for upper-level study. The final stage of the Masters program will require students to apply learning in the context of both a project and externship (non-thesis option) or thesis.
  • Graduate Certificate in Conflict Management (5 courses). This academic program consists of 15 hours of coursework. The Graduate Certificate in Conflict Management provides students with a core understanding of the principles of conflict management by requiring students to take the first three courses in succession, followed by a settings-based course, and one upper-level course or internship course.


Next Steps

Contact our office at or 615.966.6680.  The first required course in the Master's of Conflict Management program is "Survey of Conflict Management."  This class will be meeting on campus for the Fall 2018 semester on August 10, 11, 24 and 25 from 8:30am-5pm.

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