A mediator is a neutral party brought in to assist the disputants involved in a legal argument and help them reach a mutually acceptable resolution.
Schools with Mediation Programs
|College/University||Location||Institution Type||Degrees Offered|
|University of California-Berkeley||Berkeley, CA||4-year, Public||Certificate|
|Wayne State University||Detroit, MI||4-year, Public||Master's|
|George Mason University||Fairfax, VA||4-year, Public||Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate, Graduate Certificate|
|Nova Southeastern University||Fort Lauderdale, FL||4-year, Private||None (Service)|
|Portland State University||Portland, OR||4-year, Public||Bachelor's, Master's|
|University of Akron Main Campus||Akron, OH||4-year, Public||None (Continuing Education)|
|Kent State University Kent Campus||Kent, OH||4-year, Public||Bachelor's|
|University of Oregon||Eugene, OR||4-year, Public||Master's|
|Kennesaw State University||Kennesaw, GA||4-year, Public||None (Workshop)|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics
School Selection Criteria
Consider the following when looking for mediation schools:
- Choose a mediation school based on your desired level of education.
- Prospective students should consider the preferred area of concentration when choosing a mediation school.
- Core courses for mediation degrees should include subjects such as conflict resolution philosophy, the psychology of conflict, communication, culture and conflict, roots of social conflict, human diversity and global conflict analysis.