Ranked number one in Best Dispute Resolution Programs by
"As one of the world's leading institutions in the field of dispute resolution, we're thrilled to extend access to our renowned dispute resolution program to working professionals around the world, through a digital format that includes live classes and in-person residencies. Pepperdine's online Master of Dispute Resolution will provide students with the transformative, values-centered legal education for which we are known," said
There is an acute need for conflict resolution as various forms of conflict can be encountered in nearly every business and organization, and more than 95 percent of cases filed in courts are handled under alternative dispute resolution processes. The online MDR is designed to prepare students to apply the negotiation, mediation, and arbitration skills needed to mitigate and successfully resolve conflict with clients, employees, and community members in various scenarios.
The curriculum aims to provide students with insight into the legal, psychological, and cultural factors that affect conflict and complex negotiations. Foundational coursework includes an introduction to
A wide range of occupational roles may require or involve conflict mediation or negotiation skills, including business managers, human resource directors, ministers, social workers, health care providers, lobbyists, and lawyers, among others. The digital format is ideal for mid-career professionals and executives who aim for career advancement and new leadership roles and wish to remain employed while pursuing graduate studies.
Students will receive the same degree, and experience equivalent quality and rigor, as students enrolled in Pepperdine's on-campus Master of Dispute Resolution program. Students will be taught by Pepperdine Law faculty through weekly live classes and faculty-developed interactive coursework on an online platform that works seamlessly on mobile devices, allowing students to complete their assignments from nearly anywhere. Students in the program will also attend two in-person residencies — held on Pepperdine's
The program comprises 32 units and can be completed on a part-time basis in as few as 28 months or on a full-time basis in as few as 16 months. The next application deadline for the online MDR is
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