Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate

What is Alternative Dispute Resolution?

The Alternative Dispute Resolution certificate teaches students theories of conflict management and conflict resolution skills. Through courses in ADR students learn such procedures as arbitration, mediation, negotiation, neutral fact-finding, panel review, and other alternatives to litigation. Specialization/Certificates are earned when a HSML major or UNT Dallas student completes a minimum of 12 hours of advanced-level course work in one of the approved human services specialization or certificate programs. The student develops advanced knowledge and skills by completing the required coursework.

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New students select HSML on their admission application. Current students would change their major to HSML. To change your major, you may contact your academic advisor.

What marketable skills will I learn?

  • Encourages and facilitates communication between parties to a conflict and strives to promote reconciliation, settlement, or understanding
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills
  • Prepare and disseminate reports and disputant forms
  • Identify and implement prominent mediation practice models
  • Developed conflict resolution practices according to best practices
  • Promotes ethical standards that align with Texas Credentialing Mediators Association (TMCA)