Dispute resolution for non-lawyers Courses

University of Missouri-Columbia
Graduate certificate
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Courses for this program are 100% online: no campus visits are required. Courses are asynchronous, without scheduled meeting times.

Successful completion of the program requires 12 credit hours: three required courses (9 credit hours) and one elective course (3 credit hours).

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The chart below shows the courses offered in the program. Courses are 3 credit hours each, unless stated otherwise. The University reserves the right to change or cancel courses as needed


The graduate certificate in dispute resolution for non-lawyers does not require a capstone.  However, certificate students are welcome to consider a capstone experience such as an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) externship.

State authorization

States require that the University of Missouri-Columbia be authorized to deliver university-level distance/online education to their residents. Each state handles this process differently.

Please see our state authorization page for more information.

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This program is administered by the School of Law