Master of Dispute Resolution
Pepperdine University

Program Details

The most effective leaders understand how to negotiate for the best results and manage conflicts before they interfere with organizational goals. In the online MDS degree program from Pepperdine University, students gain valuable insight into the legal, psychological, and cultural factors that affect workplace conflict and complex negotiations. Course topics include:

  • An introduction to U.S. law
  • Legal research and writing
  • Negotiation
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Cross-cultural conflict
  • Conflict communication
  • Employment disputes


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter(s) of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Résumé
  • Interview

School Accreditation Statement

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