Graduate Certificate in Conflict Mediation




UALR’s Graduate Certificate in Conflict Mediation is interdisciplinary with courses in communication, law, social work, public administration, education, and psychology.

Professional conflict managers assist individuals and groups in reaching agreements in cases ranging from employee grievances to child custody agreements. Elective courses allow you to tailor your program to various interest areas like school mediation, dispute resolution programs, or family mediation.

Program Learning Objectives

  • Gain grounding in theory of conflict
  • Understand causes and effects of different types of conflict on people and communities
  • Develop skills in practice, design, and evaluation of different types of conflict

The certificate requires 18 credit hours for completion or you may select individual courses for your own professional development. Some of these courses may satisfy elective requirements for other UALR graduate programs. Courses are offered in the evenings, weekends, or online.

Program Requirements

Students must possess an undergraduate degree with at least a 2.7 cumulative GPA and submit an online application to UALR’s Graduate School.  Official transcripts must be sent directly to UALR’s Graduate School.  A current resume’, one-page written statement of your educational/career goals along with two references may be emailed to the graduate coordinator at

For Additional Information, contact Dr. Jerry G. Stevenson, program coordinator at or 501-569-3037