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Graduate Certificate in Conflict Mediation


What will I learn?

Conflict management and mediation skills are important in any profession that involves working with people. Educators, social workers, human resource professionals, health care professionals, and leaders in public, private, nonprofit, and religious organizations are among those whose responsibilities include managing conflict.

The field of conflict mediation is expanding nationwide in business, government, and education. Conflict mediators assist individuals and groups in reaching agreements on matters ranging from employee grievances to child custody. Many courts are beginning to refer cases to mediation before they are litigated.

Whether you are interested in a career in conflict mediation or you feel that conflict mediation skills would enhance your effectiveness in your current career, this graduate certificate may be for you. Courses are scheduled on weekends for the convenience of working professionals and are taught by UALR faculty and by national experts in the field.

Students can complete the program in a year or can go at their own pace. Electives allow students to tailor the program to various interest areas. The program offers numerous and varied opportunities for developing skills in role-play situations with individualized feedback.

Which department am I in?

College of Social Science and Communication

Study options

Full Time (18 credit hours for completion- 3 required courses (9 credit hours) plus 3 electives (9 credit hours))

Tuition fees
USD $725 per credit hour
Start date

Expected January, August 2023


College of Social Science and Communication

2801 South University Avenue,

120 Ross Hall,



72204, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

All applicants to the graduate certificate in Conflict Mediation must have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally or internationally accredited institution. Applicants can be from any discipline or major.

Applicants must submit all transcripts from previous institutions to the UA Little Rock Graduate School. Work in other graduate programs or professional programs will be considered in making admission decisions.

All international students must provide an official score on either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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