Our students come from a wide range of backgrounds and bring a rich diversity of experience. Some have significant work experience and some come straight from other university degree programs.
It is not necessary to be a law student to apply. Some of our students are pursuing concurrent Master’s and JD degrees. Most of our students are not law students.
We look for students who are passionate about making a difference, have a sense of purpose, and are independent and creative thinkers.
Communication is at the heart of conflict resolution. Practitioners must be able to communicate well verbally and in writing. We look for those skills in prospective students. We expect our students to write well. As members of a professional discipline, we use writing to contribute to the growth of the body of theory that underpins our work. As well, writing is a method with which we can explore, test, and share ideas and apply discipline to our thinking.
We recognize and make allowances for international and other students for whom English is not their first language. For the right applicant, we can work with a student who is developing English competency.
We do not have absolute cut-off scores for the GRE, LSAT, or GMAT. Rather, we look at whole application package and make our admissions decision based on the whole picture.
For those candidates whose application gets to the final stage, an interview with the program director will be the last step in the application process.
A BA or BSc degree, or the equivalent for international students, is a prerequisite.
We will waive the GRE, LSAT, or GMAT requirement for applicants who have a Ph.D. from the US or Canada.