Wayne State University

Dispute Resolution

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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.

Eight required core MADR courses:

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)

Three elective courses (minimum 8 credits):

In addition to the core courses, students are required to take a minimum of three electives (minimum 8 credits) from offerings across campus. A list of some possible electives is available on MADR's own site. Electives should be selected in consultation with the academic director of the dispute resolution program.