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Assurance of Learning: M.S. in Negotiations and Conflict Management

Mission Statement:The mission of the Master of Science in Negotiations and Conflict Management program is to expose students to conflict management in a variety of settings from the interpersonal to the international and prepare them for positions in which the ability to assess and intervene in conflict may be useful and/or careers in which conflict management skills are necessary. Negotiations and Conflict Management graduates are prepared to use both reflective practice and best practices grounded in conflict theory in ways that will allow them to help others--individuals, families, neighborhoods, organizations, and social and ethnic groups--take steps towards managing their conflicts more constructively, resolving them when possible, and sometimes even transforming them by improving the communication and changing the dynamics between conflicting parties.

Program-Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completing the M.S. in Negotiations and Conflict Management program:

  1. Students must be able to identify problems in either research or applied conflict management settings.

  2. Students must be able to evaluate utility of existing literature and its application in either research or applied settings.

  3. Students must be able to assess evidence to propose Conflict Management in either research or applied settings.

  4. Students must be able to apply appropriate practice skills in real or simulated conflict situations.

  5. Students must be able to integrate conflict management theory and research with either analysis or practice.

  6. Students must be able to communicate effectively in writing and/or oral presentation.