Required Courses

The Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Certificate consists of 12 hours of course work—9 hours of required courses and 3 hours of electives. These courses introduce students to formal negotiation practices and mediation, a type of facilitated negotiation. Students also have the opportunity to observe firsthand how these practices are used to settle real conflicts.

The following courses are required for the ADR Certificate:

Number Course Name Hours
PADM 4000 Mediation 3
PADM 4050 Negotiation and Dispute Resolution 3
PADM 4060 Practicum in Mediation and Dispute Resolution 3

Elective Courses

Students may choose one of the following courses as an elective for the ADR Certificate:

Number Course Name Hours
PADM 4010 Family Mediation 3
PADM 4020 Dispute Resolution in the Workplace 3
PADM 4030 Dispute Resolution in a Global Workplace 3
PADM 4040 Crisis Intervention 3
PADM 4070 Arbitration Basics 3
PADM 4610 Topics in Community Service  

After completing the necessary coursework, students must apply here to receive their ADR Certificate.  

 

Help resolve conflicts through ADR

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is a collection of proven, cost-effective strategies used to address disputes outside the courtroom. Gain a competitive edge by learning the skills used to resolve conflicts in marriage, business, education, the community and in government.

Courses introduce students to formal negotiation practices and mediation, a type of facilitated negotiation. Students also have the opportunity to observe firsthand how these practices are used to settle real conflicts. The ADR Certificate is an excellent addition to your professional toolkit, whether your ultimate career goals are in law, business, criminal justice, education or another field.

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate consists of 12 hours of course work (9 hours of required courses and 3 hours of electives).

"I got my ADR certification from UNTHPS. I am currently in law school at OCU Law and the courses have really helped me thus far in law school. We are currently learning about mediation in Civil Procedure and have conducted a couple of negotiations in some of my classes. The material I was taught by Principal Lecturer Leslie Roberts has been very helpful in my study of law. Many of the things she taught me have been in line with my law school curriculum. I couldn't help but let her know how thankful I am for taking her classes and how I have been able to use many of the skills I have learned from her in my studies."
- Pearce Pittman

Get started with this certificate

Contact the College of Health and Public Service Office of Student Services and Academic Advising for more information on our Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate. 

Office of Student Services and Academic Advising 
College of Health and Public Service 
 HPSadvisingservices@unt.edu 
 940-565-4115 
 Chilton Hall 289 


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