Program Overview

The Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis & Resolution is designed to train professionals in the practice, design, and evaluation of a variety of pragmatic approaches to solving problems inherent in human social relations. The doctorate degree curriculum also builds on a student’s core knowledge of skills and techniques of practice, interdisciplinary research, policy and program development, historical critique, cultural analysis, and theoretical foundations of the field. Students of the advanced studies degree are exposed to a broad range of strategies to help people achieve nonviolent, non-legal solutions for conflicts that arise in many personal, professional, organizational, and social environments.

Students of the doctoral program will delve into advanced studies of conflict analysis and resolution by mentoring and developing practitioners trained in theory, practice, research, teaching, and informed leadership in the field. The specialized curriculum draws from a variety of theoretical perspectives and the knowledge of an experienced, interdisciplinary faculty to ensure a student’s optimal learning environment.

The Ph.D. will prepare graduate students for careers as advanced practitioners, college and university educators, researchers, theoreticians, consultants, program evaluators, and organization administrators. Students also have the opportunity to choose from several concentrations, each tailored to best suit a student’s personal and professional career aspirations. The concentrations include the following: 

  • Community-based conflict
  • Conflict in Organizations
  • Global Conflict
  • Interpersonal Conflict

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Doctorate

    Delivery Format: Mostly Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Requirements

    An official transcript from a regionally accredited institution indicating a conferred master’s degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.0. Professional letters of recommendation. Personal Statement of Goals.

    Must participate in Residential Institutes on the main campus twice per year.

    School Overview

    Nova Southeastern University may have started as a small independent not-for-profit university when it first educated its first students in 1964, however this Ft. Lauderdale campus followed the lead of many growing movements from the sixties and quickly expanded into a modern global facility promoting distance learning by 1972. Today, NSU hosts field-based programs in more than twenty states, as well as internationally.

    Nova Southeastern University awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctorate degrees. Nova Southeastern University offers a large number of online degree programs to accommodate a wide range of students. Students can choose from online undergraduate degrees and graduate degrees. Online classes at Nova Southeastern University occur in both synchronous and asynchronous formats to best facilitate an interactive environment between students and faculty.

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