Walden University

PhD in Human & Social Services - Conflict Management & Negotiation (BS Entry)


100 Washington Avenue South Ste. 900

Minneapolis, MN 55401

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

PhD in Human & Social Services - Conflict Management & Negotiation (BS Entry)

Format: Online

Program Description:

There is a growing need for skilled professionals in the areas of negotiation and dispute resolution. This specialization focuses on helping you gain the competencies to meet that need for those who interact within organizations, communities, and governments. You will add to the body of knowledge in the field, explore current theory and best practices, and gain the skills to help negotiate and resolve disputes within communities. With this specialization, you can prepare to resolve disputes in a number of arenas:

  • Community (ombudsmanship)
  • Family (parenting coordination)
  • Criminal justice (restorative justice)
  • Human rights (equal opportunity in the workplace)
  • Education (school discipline)
  • Organizational
  • Military (occupations)
  • Inter-governmental negotiation and peace-making

Some coursework in this specialization provides a basic introduction in dispute resolution. Additional training and practicum is required to qualify for licensure or certification as a mediator in most states.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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