Conflict Management and Resolution

Post Baccalaureate Certificate in CMR

The Department of Public & International Affairs offers a blended (combined intense face-to-face instruction and distance education) multi-disciplinary graduate program in Conflict Management and Resolution (CMR) for professionals, practitioners and students who wish to gain a greater understanding of conflict in both domestic and international settings. The 18 credit hour graduate certificate is designed to give graduates the tools to respond to a broad spectrum of scenarios including interpersonal conflict, third-party facilitation and mediation, and larger group conflict. This program is applicable to all fields and students may participate in the certificate program while enrolled in a master's degree program in another discipline.

Core Courses

  • Conflict Management Theory
  • Mediation and Conflict Resolution Practicum
  • Decision making and Negotiation
Application Requirements
  • Applicants must have a strong academic record in any field with an overall GPA of 3.00, or a "B" average, or the equivalent professional experience.
  • In addition to admission to UNCW Graduate School, admission requirements include:
    • Copy of official transcripts of all college work (undergraduate and graduate)
    • A 500-word essay on the applicants goal in pursuing graduate work in conflict management and resolution
    • Three recommendations from individuals in professionally relevant fields
    • Resume
    • Recommendation forms are provided with application
    • For additional information regarding the M.A. in CMR contact, Program Coordinator: Remonda Kleinberg, PhD, LLM, (910) 962-4254
Certificate Information

Concentrations Offered

-National and International Security

-Domestic Social and Organizational Conflict Transformation


Part or Full time

Instruction Method

Face to Face, Synchronous & Asynchronous Online

Intended Time to Degree

One year (Full time)

Required Credit Hours

18 hrs (9 hrs required core courses and 9 hrs electives)

Application Deadline (Fall/Spring/Summer)

July 1/ Nov 15/ April 15