Apr 17, 2021  
2018-2019 Caspersen School of Graduate Studies 
2018-2019 Caspersen School of Graduate Studies [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Certificate in Conflict Resolution

About the Program

About the Program

The Certificate in Conflict Resolution and Leadership (C.R.L.) is designed to address a growing need for professionals with skills in mediation and conflict transformation. Our mission is to educate a next generation of professionals committed to reducing conflict and forging more peaceful communities at home and abroad as the ultimate path to security. Building on Drew’s historic strengths as a recognized leader in the Humanities, and paired with experienced adjunct faculty with practical skills and experience in law enforcement and conflict resolution, this certificate provides a unique credential for individuals seeking to advance within their current fields or to prepare for second careers. This interdisciplinary program, which combines the value of humanities based study with real life experience, has special appeal for law enforcement, security, military, and community leaders.

Requirements and Course Information

15 Credits 

  • 3 required core courses (3 credits each).
  • 1 elective course (3 credits).
  • 1 supervised internship (3 credits)

Core Courses

ARCR 800    Intro to Peace and Conflict Studies

ARCR 801    Introduction to Mediation and Conflict Management: Practicum

Global Perspectives on CR: Cross-Cultural Approaches (New Course)


The Three Pillars

The Certificate in Conflict Resolution and Leadership is built on three pillars:

  1. cultural awareness

  2. contextual understanding

  3. conflict resolution


Key Outcomes

  • gain vital skills in leadership, mediation, and conflict resolution

  • learn from experts in the fields of dispute resolution and law enforcement

  •  insight by studying the historical and cultural drivers of real-world conflict at home and abroad

  • build in-depth knowledge about the various parties involved in conflict driven by religion, nationality, heritage, or social identity


Relevant Fields

  • Law enforcement

  • Legal Services

  • Public Service Offices and Organizations

  • Crisis, Mediation and Counseling professionals

  • School Counseling, Administration, and Security


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