Specializations

During the MSCM program, students may choose to pursue a specialization in one of two tracks. These are optional specializations that students may complete as part of their study. In order to complete a specialization, students must choose the particular courses related to the specialization during their course registration each semester.

  • The Justice and Organizations Specialization provides students training in skills related to organizational conflict prevention and engagement, and dispute resolution. This specialization is well-suited for those students interested in working in domestic court systems, and in public, private, and non-profit sectors.

    Required Courses - 6 Credit Hours

    • Basic Mediation Training
    • Advanced Civil Mediation Training
    • Organizational Leadership
    • Grant Writing and Program Evaluation OR Special Topics
  • The International Conflict Management Specialization provides students knowledge and skills development for working effectively in international settings, such as non-governmental organizations (NGOs), conflict and peacebuilding contexts, and international corporate environments. 

    Jobs Relating to the International Conflict Management Specialization:

    • Elections Project Officer, United Nations Development Programme, Zambia
    • Humanitarian Affairs Coordinator, The United Nations
    • Behavior Detection Analyst, U.S. Department of Transportation
    • Professor, Environmental Dispute Resolution
    • Conflict Manager, United World Solutions
    • Consul General
    • Executive Director, Recovery Outfitters, Inc.
    • Consultant, Global Business Development Coordinator
    • Disaster Relief Coordinator, American Red Cross
    • Project Coordinator for the Americas Program, The Carter Center

    Required Courses - 6 Credit Hours

    • Basic International Mediation Training
    • Advanced International Mediation Clinic
    • Humanitarian Crisis Intervention
    • Post-conflict and Peacebuilding OR Grant Writing and Program Evaluation OR Special Topics
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