Students who are pursuing a masters degree may qualify for this certificate provided that the student requests the certificate prior to the completion of their degree program. Certificates will not be issued once a degree has been awarded. For further information regarding certificate programs, contact an admissions advisor.
Expertise in Alternative Dispute Resolution is in high demand in the business community, local, state and federal governments, and neighborhood communities. The successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution program will provide students with the necessary skills to become effective negotiators, mediators and facilitators and to promote peace and understanding between diverse cultures.
Students who wish to pursue a master\'s degree can apply some or all the academic credits awarded in this certificate program toward that degree, assuming they meet the GPA and other requirements of that degree program.
Employment and volunteer opportunities exist for mediators in both the private and government sectors such as:
- Ombudsperson for a corporation or university.
- Education, teaching and training.
- Human Resources Departments.
- U.S. Military.
- State Mediation and Conciliation Service (SMCS).
- State of California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.
- San Diego City Attorney\'s Office.
- Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
- Mediation and Arbitration Private Practice.
- Small Claims Courts.
- Non-Profit Organizations and Community Mediation Programs.
- Restorative Justice Program.