MASTERíS REQUIREMENTS

The master in dispute resolution requires 33 hours of dispute resolution courses.

Students must choose Plan A (thesis) or Plan B (capstone project). Students in Plan A must enroll for six thesis credits after the thesis outline has been approved by their program adviser and Graduate School. Students in Plan B must enroll in six capstone project credit hours after the project outline has been approved by their program adviser and Graduate School.

Regardless of the plan chosen, students must complete the program in six years. Students are expected to earn a B or above in all courses and must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average to earn the master's degree.

MASTER'S COURSE REQUIREMENTS

(33 credit hours) Note: Students must begin their course work with Mediation DIRS 6600.
Required: 27 hours
Electives: 6 hours

Masterís courses

Required courses:

DIRS 6600 Mediation 3 hours
DIRS 6605 Advanced Mediation 3 hours
DIRS 6610 Dispute Resolution Theory 3 hours
DIRS 6964 Practicum 3 hours
DIRS 6998 Capstone Integrative Project 6 hours
(2 semesters)
OR
DIRS 6999 Thesis 6 hours
(2 semesters)
OR    
DIRS 9984-86 Master's Comprehensive Examination 0 hours plus 6 additional hours of coursework

 

Required (three of the following four courses):

DIRS 6720 Arbitration 3 hours
DIRS 6725 Negotiation 3 hours
DIRS 6730 Dispute Resolution Systems Design 3 hours
DIRS 6615 Advanced Issues in Dispute Resolution 3 hours

 

Electives (6 hours)

DIRS 6735 Dispute Resolution and Health Care 3 hours
DIRS 6710 Dispute Resolution and Education 3 hours
DIRS 6715 Dispute Resolution and the Workplace 3 hours
DIRS 6705 Dispute Resolution and the Family 3 hours
DIRS 6995 Independent Study (used as necessary) 3 hours

Course Schedule

SPRING 2014

Click here to view the 2014 Dispute Resolution course schedule.


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