Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (Master of Science)


To earn the Master of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at Creighton University, you must complete 33 credits:

Foundational and Process Courses (24 credit hours)

  • Negotiation
  • Introduction to Conflict Engagement
  • Conflict Engagement Residency (7 weeks online, 1 week on-campus)
  • Leadership and Conflict Engagement
  • Dynamics of Conflict Resolution and Engagement
  • Systems Thinking in Conflict
  • Culture, Gender, and Power Differences in Conflict
  • Oral Narratives and Conflict: An Applied Interdisciplinary Approach

Electives (6 credits selected from the list below)

  • 2040 Seminar: Engaging Constructively with Demographic Change
  • Online Dispute Resolution
  • Organizational Collaborative Practice and Conflict Resolution
  • Health Care Collaboration and Conflict Engagement
  • International Negotiation and Conflict Engagement
  • Mediation Process
  • Seminar: Special Topics in Conflict Resolution

Practicum (3 credits)

Students will be required to attend one on-campus residency.

A full course listing can be found in Creighton’s course catalog.


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Admissions Requirements

  • Completed application & $50 application fee
  • Bachelor’s degree with 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Official transcripts from all educational institutions attended
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement. See application for specific requirements
  • Two letters of recommendation from persons other than friends or family members who can speak to your performance in an academic or professional setting
  • Response to NCR Admissions Writing Exercise


A personal interview may be requested in addition to the above requirements. The interview may be conducted in-person or virtually.

International applicants

International applicants must meet English language proficiency requirements.

Tuition & Scholarships

Financial Aid 

To help make your graduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to apply for financial assistance, as well as for graduate student scholarships and fellowships. Here’s how to apply for financial assistance:

Monthly Electronic Transfer Payment Plan

  • The Creighton Business Office offers a flexible monthly payment plan that enables you to make payments on your tuition and fees one chunk at a time. Learn more.

Learn more

For questions about financial aid, contact:

  • gpfinaid [at] creighton [dot] edu
  • 402.280.2731

Important Dates & Deadlines

Start Classes in Apply By
August August 1
January December 1
May April 1

Certificate and Dual Degree Options


Credits earned for a certificate can be applied toward a Master of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution.

  • Certificate in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (15 credits)
    • The Certificate in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution serves as the foundation of the master’s program. In as little as eight months, students can learn effective techniques to engage and manage conflict. Decide to go for master’s later? Only a few more classes can get you there.
    • Primarily offered online with a five-day residency. 
  • Certificate in Health Care Collaboration and Conflict Management (15 credits)
    • Ineffective approaches to conflict resolution can lead to jeopardizing the top priority in health care: Patient safety. Creighton University’s Certificate in Health Care Collaboration and Conflict Management prepares health care professionals to effectively handle conflict from consumer, legal, and professional standpoints.
    • Online only

Dual Degree Programs

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