Dispute Resolution

University of Missouri - Columbia

12 months
27090 USD/year
27090 USD/year
11252 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Our program blends theoretical analysis, practitioner skills, and systems design work in courses usually limited to LL.M. students. Our diverse student body — by age, race, nationality, legal background — enriches the level of discussion, inside and outside the classroom.  


Students in the Master of Laws (LL.M.) dispute resolution program have a unique opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of theoretical, policy, design and ethical issues in dispute resolution. They study with leading dispute resolution scholars who generate important academic work influencing dispute resolution theory and practice around the world. Small class sizes create a close community with faculty and students.

DR professionals work in many different areas. To illustrate, the Association for Conflict Resolution has sections dealing with commercial, community, consumer, court, criminal justice, education, environmental / public policy, family, health care, international, ombudsman, online disputes, organizational conflict management, spirituality, training, and workplace issues.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Conflict and Conflict Management
  • Cross-Cultural Dispute Resolution
  • Emotional Intelligence in Law
  • LL.M. Externship
  • LL.M. Independent Study
  • Mediation Clinic
  • Practicum on Dispute Resolution Training and Education
  • Group Dynamics and Conflict Resolution
  • Organizational Analysis and Change
  • Organizational Change in a Community and Global Context
  • Organizational Dynamics and Leadership
  • Theory and Practice of Theatre of the Oppressed

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis as space is available.


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum GPA: 2.5 in JD program; 3.0 for graduate or advanced degree programs
  • JD or its foreign equivalent; in exceptional cases, applicants may be admitted without a law degree if they have substantial experience with dispute resolution.
  • Significant legal experience preferred

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27090 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    27090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27090 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    11252 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11252 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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