Dispute Resolution


The Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution (MADR) offers a challenging program, informed by a multicultural perspective, in the growing and recognized field of dispute resolution. As an interdisciplinary field, grounded in the fundamental idea that dispute resolution techniques are inherently democratic in giving voice to disputants, the program provides practical and academic experience that constitutes the range of dispute resolution activities: community, civil and school mediation, organizational and family dispute intervention, legal or business negotiation, and international peacemaking and diplomacy.

If you need to print out the requirements for this concentration, here is a pdf version (current as of 2018).

Total Credits: 30

Eight required core MADR courses (24 cr):

    PCS 6100: Introduction to Peace and Security Studies (3 cr)
    COM 6350: Communication, Culture & Conflict (3 cr)
    DR 6120: Human Diversity & Human Conflict (3 cr)
    DR 7100: Roots of Social Conflict (3 cr)
    DR 7210/MGT 7780: Concepts & Processes of Dispute Resolution: Negotiation (3 cr)
    DR 7220: Concepts & Processes of Dispute Resolution II:
        Neutral Intervention Theory & Practice (3 cr)
    DR 7310: Practicum in Dispute Resolution (3 cr)
    DR 7890: Final Seminar in Dispute Resolution (3 cr)

Two elective courses (6 cr):

In addition to the core courses, students are required to take a minimum of two electives (minimum 6 credits) from offerings across campus. A list of some possible electives is available on the MADR web page at madr.comm.wayne.edu/madrelectives.html. Electives should be selected in consultation with the academic director of the dispute resolution program.


Joint Program in law and dispute resolution

Law and DR checksheet

Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution