Graduate Certificate: Conflict Process
About the Certificate
The graduate certificate in Conflict Process is designed for the professional who works regularly with conflict management and dispute resolution in her/his profession. Students learn the causes of conflict, the dynamics of conflict, and the variety of approaches for managing conflict. Four required courses focus on conflict theory and practice in organizational, group and community contexts. The program's strong emphasis on integration of theory and practice develops students' knowledge and skills.
Time Limit for Certificate Completion: 2 years, although the certificate is designed to be completed within a year
Campus Location: Center City (TUCC), with classes offered in the evening and on weekends
Full-Time/Part-Time Status: The graduate certificate can be completed on a part-time basis. NOTE: International students may not be eligible to apply for a student visa based on admission to the certificate program. Please contact the Office of Enrollment Management for more information.
Admission Requirements and Deadlines
Applications are accepted for the Fall and Spring terms and are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Letters of Reference:
Number Required: 2
From Whom: Letters of recommendation should be obtained to provide insight regarding the applicant's academic competence. References from college/university faculty are recommended.
Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A bachelor's degree is required. A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is expected.
International applicants should also submit an official document that validates completion and conferral of a degree, diploma and/or certificate. While not required, international applicants are encouraged to submit transcript(s) to the World Education Services (WES) for evaluation.
Statement of Goals: Write a 500-1,000-word statement of purpose outlining your interest in seeking a graduate certificate with a specific focus on the career to which you aspire, your interests, and your academic and job-related experiences that are relevant to the program.
Standardized Test Scores:
Applicants who earned their baccalaureate degree from an institution where the language of instruction was other than English, with the exception of those who subsequently earned a master’s degree at a U.S. institution, must report scores for a standardized test of English that meet these minimums:
- TOEFL iBT: 79
- IELTS Academic: 6.5
- PTE Academic: 53
Resume: Current resume required.
Other Requirement: Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all accredited institutions attended and/or from which credit was earned must be submitted.
Number of Credits Required to Complete the Certificate: 12
|AOD 5402||Negotiating Conflict||3|
|AOD 5516||Negotiation Processes||3|
|AOD 5518||Third-Party Conflict Intervention||3|
|AOD 5524||Sociocultural Dynamics||3|
|or AOD 5533||Team Development|
|Total Credit Hours||12|
GPA Required to be Awarded the Certificate: 3.0 minimum
Certificate Program Web Address:
Dept. of Policy, Organizational and Leadership Studies
College of Education and Human Development
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6091
Submission Address for Application Materials:
Office of Enrollment Management