Organizational change and conflict management

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Graduate certificate

An online graduate certificate in organizational change and conflict management from MU can help you gain a deeper understanding of the challenges of people and organizations, particularly in the public and nonprofit sectors. If you want to learn models for conflict resolution, strategic planning, executive coaching, team building and organizational diagnosis and assessment, this may be the certificate for you.

This certificate is designed for practicing or aspiring organizational researchers, consultants and students of organizational psychology. You may earn credit hours as a stand-alone credential or earn the certificate concurrently with the online master of public affairs. Completion of the certificate does not guarantee admission to the MPA program.

Quick facts

Official name

Graduate certificate in organizational change and conflict management


University of Missouri-Columbia

Program type

Graduate certificate

Academic home

College of Arts & Science | Truman School of Government and Public Affairs

Delivery mode

100% online


Higher Learning Commission

Credit hours


Estimated cost


*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

An organizational change professional.

Career prospects

This curriculum is valuable for careers in

  • Academics
  • Consulting
  • Management
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Median salary

Program structure

Delivery of this program is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.

Courses are offered in a combination of semester-based and shortened eight-week formats. Students can complete the program in one year.

Course work includes

  • Emphasizes the dynamic and non-linear nature of change
  • Focuses on strategies of dispute resolution and mediation
  • Focuses on multiple levels of analyses of change
  • Gives you the opportunity to analyze organizations and communities in the field or through case studies
  • Stresses the action-research and psychodynamic orientation of change


100% online

Calendar system

8 weeks

Typical program length

1 year

Typical course load



The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. 

Many of the certificate courses draw from our NASPAA (Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration) accredited MPA curriculum.

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Truman School of Government and Public Affairs