Graduate Programs in Conflict Resolution – Online

Through our master’s degree or certificate program, learn to develop the knowledge and skills to help manage conflict effectively and professionally while fostering relationships and successfully moving parties to agreement.

Admission Requirements

Abilene Christian University offers admission to applicants who appear to have the highest potential for graduate study. Admission decisions are based on a combination of factors, including the statement of purpose and letters of recommendation. ACU also considers the appropriateness of your goals to the degree program in which you are interested.

To be admitted unconditionally to the master’s or certificate in Conflict Resolution programs, you must:

  • Complete an application and pay the $100 application fee
  • Have completed a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university or comparable non-U.S.
    university (see specific department for any additions or exceptions)
  • Have a cumulative undergraduate approximate B average or above in the area of focus or related area and evidence of an overall productive GPA
  • Submit official transcripts showing all previous college work
  • Submit two letters of recommendation
  • Provide a two-page, typed purpose statement describing career goals, professional interests and reasons for wanting to enter the Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation program
  • Submit a current resume

Note: Transfer credits are not accepted for the Graduate in Conflict Resolution programs.

Please contact an Enrollment Advisor to start the application process.


2014 Academic Year Submission Deadlines

Spring I 2014 – Application Deadline – December 23, 2013
Spring II 2014 – Application Deadline – February 17, 2014
Summer I 2014 – Application Deadline – April 14, 2014
Summer II 2014 – Application Deadline – June 9, 2014
Fall I 2014 – Application Deadline – August 4, 2014
Fall II 2014 – Application Deadline – September 29, 2014

Academic Calendar

ACU’s Conflict Resolution programs are offered online, with a required four-day professional development residency. The programs can be completed in as few as two years by working professionals. There are starting points during each semester – fall, spring and summer – allowing students to enter the program six times per year. 2013 – 2014 Academic [...]

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Tuition & Fees

Below you will find the total tuition costs associated with our Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation online master’s and certificate programs. Master’s Certificate Tuition (per credit hour) $820 $820 Total Credit Hours 36 15 Application Fee $100 $100 Resource Fee $275 $275 Residency Fee1 $500 $500 Total2 $30,395 $13,175 OTHER FEES Graduation Fee3 ~$72 ~$72 Course [...]

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Financial Aid

The ability to pay for your education is always an important consideration.  Many options are available to help you fund your graduate education. Employer Sponsored Tuition Assistance Many organizations offer employee tuition assistance and, in some cases, cover 100 percent of tuition costs. Programs and policies vary among employers. Consult your human resource office to [...]

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Military Education Benefits at ACU

Abilene Christian University is proud to support those who serve our country and committed to helping service members and veterans achieve their education goals. As a military-friendly university, ACU offers a variety of ways for you to finance your education. Please see our complete list of ACU’s Military Benefit and Chapter Summaries for details. The [...]

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Transfer Credits

Transfer credits are not accepted for the Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation Master’s program or Certificate program.

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