Sample Course Schedules

Students can complete the online Master of Dispute Resolution program on a part-time or full-time basis. Full-time students can complete the program in as few as 16 months, while part-time students typically complete the program in 28 months.

Below is a sample schedule for full-time students. It is only an example of the possible course sequence but should serve as a useful guide.

Sample 16-Month Schedule (Full Time)

Term 1
(9 units)

Legal Research and Writing for Nonlawyers (2 units)

Negotiation Theory and Practice (2 units)

Mediation Theory and Practice (2 units)

Psychology of Conflict Communication (2 units)

Residency (Dispute Resolution in Practice 1) (1 unit)

Term 2
(8 units)

Introduction to US Law and Legal Systems (2 units)

Cross-Cultural Conflict and Dispute Resolution (2 units)

Selected Issues in Dispute Resolution: Employment Disputes (2 units)

Elective (2 units)

Term 3
(8 units)

Arbitration Practice and Advocacy (2 units)

Elective (2 units)

Elective (2 units)

Elective (2 units)

Term 4
(7 units)

Elective (2 units)

Elective (2 units)

Elective (2 units)

Residency (Dispute Resolution in Practice 2) (1 unit)