Conflict Management in the Workplace Certificate Program - Graduate

The certificate program provides students with theories and skill sets to create and maintain conflict management systems that balance organizational, legal, and human resource factors, with the goal of increasing productivity while limiting legal liability.  It is designed for directors, managers, supervisors, and those wishing to be promoted to those positions in regulatory areas most closely identified with human resources, human resource management, and human capital.

Admission Requirements

Candidates for admission to the proposed certificate program may meet less stringent requirements than the minimum requirements for the Legal Studies programs of Montclair State University currently required by The Graduate School such as maintaining a grade point average of 3.0 or greater in their undergraduate work. No GRE is required for entry into the certificate program.

The certificate will allow the waiver of GRE requirement for successful certification graduates with GPA over 3.0 who wish to enroll in the M.A. in Legal Studies.

Time for Program Completion

Program completion will normally be with a one and one half year cycle.


All candidates must meet the basic admissions requirements for graduate study at Montclair State.  The completion of a major from an accredited college or university is preferred.  Candidates with degrees in closely related areas will be considered, although prematriculation coursework may be required.


Credentials are processed as soon as they are received.  This program does not have a specific deadline; however, The Graduate School recommends that students submit their credentials as far in advance as possible for the semester they plan to begin their studies to ensure a timely review of their application.

Program Requirements

Complete with a minimum GPA of 2.50.

LAWS 551Negotiation Theory and Practice3
LAWS 553Arbitration and Other Alternative Adjudicative Processes3
LAWS 556Dispute Resolution in the Workplace3
LAWS 578Legal Aspects of Human Resource Management3
Total Credits12