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Master of Arts Conflict Analysis & Dispute Resolution (MA CADR)
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Program of Study

The Master of Arts in Conflict Analysis Dispute Resolution requires the completion of 36 credit hours. The program consists of 8 core courses (24 credits), two electives (6 credits), a Field Practicum (3 credits), and a thesis project or a professional development project (3 credits).  The program must be completed with a cumulative average of a B (3.0) or higher, with no more than 6 credit hours below a grade of B and no grade lower than a C. 

The Master’s degree is delivered as a full-time, cohort model that can be completed in 21 months (two academic years, including training courses during the winter and summer term).  The program is a residency program that requires students to be in Salisbury, MD for the bulk of their course work.

 Program requirements are as follows:  

1.   Complete 24 credits of Core course work: 

  CADR 500 Introduction to CADR 3
  CADR 510 Problem Solving, Negotiation and Conflict 3
  CADR 520 Structural and Systemic Conflict and DSD 3
  CADR 530 Mediation Theory and Practice 3
  CADR 540 Theories of Conflict and Conflict Resolution 3
  CADR 550  Research Methods 3
  CADR 600 Group Processes and Complex Conflicts 3
  CADR 610 Workshops, Training and Conflict Coaching 3  

2.   Complete 3 credits of Field Practicum course work:

  CADR 640 Field Practicum I 3  

3.        Complete 6 credits of Elective course work:

  CADR 620 Special Topics 3
  CADR 630 Studies in CADR 3
  CADR 641 Field Practicum II 3  

4.        Complete 3 credits of Capstone course work:

  CADR 650 Research Thesis Project 3
  CADR 651 Professional Development Project 3
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