Center for Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management
The Center for Dispute Resolution & Conflict Management is the premier program of its kind in the Southwest. The Center offers a Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution, Graduate Certificate and non-credit professional seminars that include comprehensive, interdisciplinary study and classroom instruction. Students benefit from nationally and internationally recognized experts in small interactive classes that emphasize practical skills and techniques. The SMU Mediation Center as well as other practicum opportunities, also broaden and enhance the learning experience.
Classes are offered on nights, weekends, and week-long formats to accommodate a working professional’s schedule. New terms start every ten weeks, allowing students to quickly reach their goal of becoming professional peacemakers.