The skills and understandings developed in the study of conflict and its resolution offer added value when paired with other professional pursuits. Students of business, international studies, political science, environmental studies, psychology, sociology, public administration, and nonprofit management, for example, can significantly add to their qualifications in these fields by developing expertise in the management of conflict.
Students entering the Master’s program in Conflict and Dispute Resolution have the option of obtaining concurrent degrees, either a JD and Master’s in four years or two Master’s degrees in three years. Likewise, students from other disciplines can add to their credentials and skills by pursuing a concurrent Conflict and Dispute Resolution Master’s.
Arrangements for satisfying the requirements of both graduate degrees (electives, internships, theses) are made on a case-by-case basis.
In pursuing concurrent Master’s degrees, a student will devote one year to one program, the second year to the other program, and will complete remaining requirements for both programs during his or her third year.
In pursuing concurrent JD and Conflict Resolution Master’s degrees, the student will either begin with a year in the Master’s program followed by three years of law during which the remaining Master’s requirements (internship and final project) are completed, or begin with one year of law, devote the second year exclusively to the Master’s program, and then return to law for the third and fourth years during which the remaining Master’s requirements are completed.