12 months
708 USD/credit 15576 USD/year
708 USD/credit 15576 USD/year
478 USD/credit 10516 USD/year
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The Applied Conflict Resolution program from Portland State University can help you develop the skill-set you need to effectively approach, manage, and resolve conflict between individuals, families, and groups, organizations, even nations.

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In today's increasingly divided world, understanding the root causes of conflict and how to peacefully resolve it are sought-after skills in many fields. 

You can use the certificate as a stepping stone in your profession, or as a distinctive credential that can help you advance in your career, whether you work in education, business, government, counseling, social work, or human resources.

We combine theory and research with practical, hands-on experience, ensuring you leave the program ready to tackle conflict resolution in the real world.

In the practicum Applied Conflict Resolution program from Portland State University , you'll benefit from our faculty's areas of expertise, learn different assessment methods, and put the knowledge and skills you've learned in your coursework into action. You can work with individual community organizations or groups, or in more of a team format — even using your current employment or community connections to fulfill the requirement.


In as little as two to three terms, you can learn effective techniques for engaging and transforming disputes in organizational and community life.

PSU's certificate in applied conflict resolution can prepare you to enter or advance in fields as diverse as human resources, policing and corrections, education leadership and student services, ombuds, patient advocacy, humanitarianism, and non-governmental organizations. You'll also be prepared for jobs involving research, program development, and program evaluation.

The alumni have gone on to positions involving negotiation, peace action and research, student services, and dispute resolution in the community and beyond.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


22 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be considered for regular admission, applicants must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or the equivalent (on the U.S. 4.0 scale) from the degree granting institution(s). Applicants who have earned 9 or more letter-graded graduate credits must have a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 or the equivalent; this graduate GPA supersedes the undergraduate GPA. 
  • Copies of official degree certificate/diploma
  • Certified translation of transcripts
  • Financial documentation demonstrating adequate financial support for at least the first year of study

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15576 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 708 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    15576 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 708 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10516 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 478 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Portland

1271 - 2262 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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