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 Non-Lawyers (2 units)

Negotiation Theory and Practice (2 units)

Mediation Theory and Practice (2 units)

Psychology of Conflict and Communication (2 units)

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

Term 2
(8 units)

Introduction to U.S. Law and Legal Systems (2 units)

Cross-Cultural Conflict and Dispute Resolution (2 units)

Employment Disputes (2 units)

Elective (2 units)

Term 3
(8 units)

Arbitration Theory and Practice (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 (MDR Residency 2 – Dispute Resolution in Practice 2) (1 unit)