Master of Science in Human & Social Services / Conflict Management & Negotiation
Walden University

Program Details

The Master of Science in Human & Social Services with a concentration in Conflict Management & Negotiation is an online human services degree from Walden University.  Students focus on gaining the core competencies required to become professionals in negotiation and dispute resolution so they are prepared to interact within organizations, communities, and governments.  Courses look at current theory and best practices while teaching essential skills to help negotiate and resolve disputes.  The curriculum is designed as a basic introductory education in dispute resolution but does not meet the qualifications for licensure or certification as a mediator in most states.  Within this concentration, you can serve as a dispute resolver in such arenas as:

  • Community disputes 
  • Family disputes 
  • Criminal justice 
  • Human rights 
  • Military occupations
  • Intergovernmental negotiation and peace-making

All students completing this online master’s in human services degree will also complete core courses in the broader human and social services field.  Courses focus on building effectiveness and professional skills within a global context.  This general degree explores human and social services competencies and strategies, preparing you to make a positive difference for individuals, families, and communities.

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Walden University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Applicaton Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Official College Transcript(s)

Restricted States

New York, Rhode Island