The mission of this graduate program has been to provide individuals with a theoretical understanding of human conflict, to facilitate the acquisition of practical skills and techniques for the negotiation, management and resolution of disputes in a wide variety of circumstances. Our program has supported achievement of the University mission as a ‘communiversity’ by:

1) striving to maintain the highest standards of student accomplishment and integrity;

2) emphasizing a multicultural, multi-ethnic teaching and learning community with international as well as domestic perspectives;

3) seeking students from many undergraduate minors and universities;

4) pursuing excellence and pluralism in higher education;

5) enabling students to flourish in intellectual, personal and professional pursuits;

6) addressing relevant, contemporary social concerns;

7) offering the degree and/or certificate on campus as well as world-wide through interactive internet without a residency requirement (for those students who reside well beyond the normal commuter boundaries of the University);

8) encouraging faculty membership and participation in professional associations;

9) ensuring faculty commitment to teaching and learning, research, scholarship, creative activity and service;

10) offering the program courses on-campus and online students via interactive Internet classes in the summer sessions.

In order to ensure enrollment credibility, admission to the online cohort is reserved for those students who reside well beyond the normal commuter boundaries of the University.

The administration, faculty, and staff of the graduate program look forward to each qualified student’s enrollment and successful matriculation to the completion of their desired coursework.