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MA in Human Services - Conflict and Mediation Ministry

Those who are interested in further developing negotiation and conflict resolution skills might be interested in Regent University's Master of Arts in Human Services program with a concentration in Conflict & Mediation Ministry. Learn more about this online master's degree here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Human Services with a concentration in Conflict Resolution & Mediation Ministry

School Offering Program:

Regent University

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Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students for this Master of Arts in Human Services degree might have strong interpersonal skills, with an interest in learning how to apply these skills towards helping others solve disputes. Applicants to all master's degree programs at Regent University need to have at least a bachelor's degree or equivalent; additional requirements may apply to some programs.

Program Description:

Regent University offers its Master of Arts in Human Services - Conflict Resolution & Mediation Ministry degree program in partnership with Regent School of Law. This program is intended to help students develop career-ready negotiation and conflict resolution skills, in a non-professional ministry context. Students are given the opportunity to study topics in behavioral science and human services, while also learning important theories and techniques in mediation, management, listening and helping, and cultural awareness. All courses are presented through a Christian lens, allowing students to apply lessons of faith and spiritual reflection towards their work. This degree program includes field experience for a hands-on introduction to the profession.

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Program Length:

30+ credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Coursework for a Master of Arts in Human Services - Conflict Resolution & Mediation Ministry:

Students should complete at least 30 credit hours for all concentrations in this degree program. This consists of 6 required Human Services core courses (18 credit hours) and four concentration courses (12 credit hours). Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Human Services Core Courses (18 credits)

  • Foundations of Human Services
  • Behavioral Science Foundations
  • Professional Ethics in the Human Service Fields
  • Helping Skills & Techniques
  • Multicultural Awareness & Cultural Diversity
  • Capstone & Field Experience

Conflict & Mediation Ministry Concentration Courses (12 credits)

  • Managing People
  • Negotiations
  • General Mediation
  • Family Mediation

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education

Successful graduates of the Master of Arts in Human Services degree program with a concentration in Conflict Resolution & Mediation Ministry might wish to take their academic pursuits to the next step. Experienced graduates may be interested in a Ph.D. program that could allow them to study an additional specialization area or prepare them for advanced careers in counseling, education, or research. Some doctoral programs that could be of interest might include:

  • Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies
  • Ph.D. in Human Services
  • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology
  • Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution

Career Paths:

Graduates of the MA in Human Services - Conflict & Mediation Ministry degree program could find themselves prepared with the theoretical knowledge and practical negotiation skills required to become a professional mediator or related counselor. Successful graduates may find themselves serving as a third party to arbitrate legal conflicts, and help couples and families settle such issues within a ministry setting. Potential careers may include:

  • Arbitrator
  • Mediator
  • Marriage & family coach
  • Social services administrator

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