Master's in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution: Frequently Asked Questions

Mediation and Negotiation Training Online

How and when do I get started?
How many sessions a year do you offer?
What are the admission requirements for the program?
Is there a residency requirement?
How many courses do I take per academic term?
How long will it take me to complete the program?
What kind of support is available?
What are the technology requirements for this program?

Q. How and when do I get started?
A. We review applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. Please call us at 866.717.6365 to talk to an admissions representative who can help you get started, or request more information online.

Q. How many sessions a year do you offer?
A. We offer three semesters in a year. Each semester comprises two 7-week long sessions beginning in January, April, and August.

Q. What are the admission requirements for the program?

  • Application fee: Each applicant must remit, along with the application form, a non-refundable, non-waiveable application fee of $50 in the form of a check or money order drawn in U.S. currency and made payable to Creighton University.
  • A Bachelor's degree and transcripts for all Bachelors and post-Bachelors coursework. Transcripts must be sent directly from the issuing school and must contain the institution's official seal or stamp. Transcripts not in English must be accompanied by certified English translations.
  • A 3.0 GPA or higher is required for unconditional acceptance into the program. Students not meeting this requirement may be accepted provisionally.
  • A CV/resume
  • A student's own mission statement, describing his or her long-term goals and why this program seems to them to be the right step to take down the road of achieving them (500-750 words).
  • Based on your CV/resume and your other application material,  we should have a pretty good picture of where you have been and what you´ve done. Setting that aside, focus on the future:  What goals have you set for yourself, looking ahead down your envisioned path? Why is this program attractive to you, in terms of meeting those goals?

[Note: Focus on the future. A good mission statement will not be a rehash of your CV nor a discussion of how you intend to invest time and effort into your studies; it will look to the future beyond your studies and incorporate your studies as a building block in that future]

  • A short writing sample in response to the exercise listed on the Admissions Writing Exercise page (1000 words).
  • Two letters of recommendation: The recommendation forms should be completed by persons, other than family members or friends, who are capable of assessing your performance in an academic or work setting. Applicants may submit additional recommendations if they so wish. Upon completion, please mail to:
    Creighton University
    1415 West 22nd Street
    Suite 800
    Oak Brook, IL 60523
  • Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL): All international applicants from countries in which English is not the primary language must demonstrate proficiency in English language by submitting a minimum TOEFL score of 80 iBT (213 CBT/550PBT). Native English speakers, or applicants who have received their baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited institution in which English is the primary language of instruction, may request exemption from this requirement.
  • Certification of Available Finances. All international applicants must submit a Certification of Available Finances form in order for an I-20 to be issued.

Notes:

  • A GRE is not required, but it may be requested or submitted in order to best help us assess your capacity for success in the program.
  • Although some factors are more important than others, all factors are considered; low ratings on some may be balanced by high ratings on others.
  • Only those applicants who meet the established standards will be recommended for admission.
  • An interview with a faculty member may be required in some instances.

Q. Is there a residency requirement?
A. Yes. You will be required to attend two five-day residencies during the program.

Q. How many courses do I take per academic term?
A. Most of our adult students who are working full-time take one online course per seven-week session, although it is possible to take more. You can expect to spend about 15 to 20 hours per week on your coursework.

Q. How long will it take me to complete the program?
A. If you take one online course per seven-week session, you will complete the program in approximately 18 to 24 months, although it is possible to complete the program in less time.

Q. What kind of support is available?
A. Students will have a designated Student Services Coordinator and access to a 24/7 Help Desk.

Q. What are the technology requirements for this program?
A. View this site for the answer

Have more questions? Request more information or call 866.717.6365 to speak with an Admissions Representative.