Conflict Management and Resolution

Master of Arts in Conflict Management and Resolution

The Master of Arts in Conflict Management and Resolution, housed in the Department of Public & International Affairs in the College of Arts & Sciences, is a multidisciplinary, terminal professional degree designed to: assist both students and working professionals with a variety of undergraduate disciplines in understanding and responding to a variety of conflict settings, including interpersonal conflict, third-party facilitation and mediation and larger group conflict, and gain the skills required to facilitate high conflict meetings and scenarios. The goal of the program is to give graduates the knowledge and skill set to manage conflict in diverse environments. This new program is a response to increasing demand at both international and domestic levels for core skills in conflict management and as such appeals in substance and format to both civilian and active military students.

Program Information

Concentrations Offered

Domestic Social and Organizational Conflict Transformation


National and International Security

Enrollment Part or Full Time
Instruction Method

Face to Face, Synchronous and Asynchronous Online

Intended Time to Complete Degree 2 years full-time (9 hours per semester = FT for Graduate level courses)
Required Credit Hours

36 hours including:

4 Core courses

1 Track Capstone course

7 Electives

Application Deadline (Fall/Spring/Summer) July 1/ November 15/ April 15
  • 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: 

Graduate Teaching Assistant: Danielle Nelson, (919) 866-9521

Program Coordinator: Remonda Kleinberg, PhD, LLM, (910) 962-4254

  • If you have any questions regarding financial aid, please follow the link.