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Conflict is Everywhere
Conflict is pervasive, yet the competency to manage conflict is rare. Conflict resolution skills are needed to be competitive in our rapidly changing, technologically complex business world.
Why leave conflict resolution up to the lawyers? Human resources managers, law enforcement officers, and executives can propel their organizations and careers with new skills in negotiating, resolving office conflicts, and defusing employee and community disputes before they begin.
Become the leader that you could be. Explore a Master of Dispute Resolution degree today.
A Practice-Oriented Approach
The Master of Dispute Resolution allows students the flexibility to customize their education, and gain real world experience through various clinics and externships. Pepperdine offered more opportunities to handle real cases than any other program in the US.
Award Winning Dispute Resolution Education
In addition to U.S. News & World Report, Pepperdine has been recognized by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, California Dispute Resolution Council, American College of Civil Trial Mediators and the International Academy of Mediators.
World's Largest Conflict Resolution Library
Pepperdine is home to the American Arbitration Association Library and Information Center Collection. Founded in 1954 the AAA Library is the largest collection of conflict materials with over 24,000 titles.