Program Overview

California State University in Dominguez Hills offers graduate students the opportunity to earn a Post-Master of Arts in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding certificate through an innovative online blended learning format. The flexible online program may be well-suited for busy professionals seeking an education to pursue advanced career options or to fulfill personal aspirations. Students of the certificate program will partake in the same program as students at the physical campus location, learning the essentials necessary for mid-executive level positions in a multitude of career fields. 

The post-Masters certificate builds on already learned foundations from the Masters degree in NCRP, while also sharpening a student’s specialization in a particular focus area within the program. Upon admittance to the Post-grad certificate program, students will complete an internship, as well as choose an additional credit hours in elective courses, to further their understanding of a particular aspect of negotiation and conflict resolution. The sought after skills can be applied to many versatile careers or situations in police work, counseling, education, human resources management, labor relations, litigation, business negotiations, supervision or administration. 

Successful students should be able to use the education to confidently pursue careers or position requiring an advanced knowledge of conflict management methodologies. With the online program, busy students have the option of earning a valuable education, while still fulfilling current obligations with concurrent educational pursuits, careers or community programs. The certificate program will give graduate students the comprehensive and practical skills, methods and theories needed to be an effective mediator, negotiator or conflict manager.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission


    Individuals with a master’s degree (or equivalent) in conflict resolution (or a closely related field) from any accredited college or university may apply for admission to the post-master’s certificate program.


    The NCRP program no longer accepts students residing in the following US States: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Oregon, and Wyoming.

    School Overview

    Founded in 1960, California State University Dominguez Hills is located on 346 acres in the Los Angeles area, on the original Spanish land grant, known as Rancho San Pedro. For seven generations, the Dominguez family owned the prodiverty until it was transferred to the state of California for construction of the university.

    In addition to on-campus programs, DonimguezOnline coordinates a distance learning campus supporting nine degrees and seven certificate programs. Furthermore, online programming includes general education classes, coursework for high school students, and self-paced and instructor-led professional programs. Students can access hundreds of courses via DHTV broadcasts and online streaming.


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