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M.A. in Human Services – Conflict & Mediation Ministry

Where Conflict Meets Opportunity

Conflict resolution and negotiation skills are in high demand in a variety of industries. Increase your marketability by earning your Master of Arts in Human Services – Conflict Resolution & Mediation Ministry online degree. Offered in partnership with Regent School of Law, this conflict resolution degree will equip you to bring people together using mediation skills in nonprofessional ministry contexts. Courses are taught using a combination of real-time interaction with professors, small-group projects, podcast lectures and asynchronous chat room discussion.

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Move Ahead in Your Calling

Explore how to resolve disputes while building strong interpersonal relationships.

Combine Knowledge & Faith

Learn communication techniques, with a Christian focus, to negotiate agreements and resolve disputes.

Boost Your Career Potential

Build a repository of valuable skills as you train yourself in the practice of peacemaking.

Our award-winning faculty are here to help – online or on campus in Virginia Beach – as you pursue your master’s in human services.

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Upon completion of the M.A. in Human Services – Conflict & Mediation Ministry degree, you will be able to:

  • Study theory, principles and skills by which senior executive leads others.
  • Gain third-party intervention skills in the settlement of law conflicts.
  • Participate in video-taped simulated negotiations and evaluate outcomes with faculty.
  • Examine and apply theoretical and practical strategies of negotiation.

Career Opportunities

  • Mediator
  • Arbitrator
  • Social services administrator
  • Marriage & family coach
16%
Projected growth in social and human services employment from 2016-2026

The foundational theory, principles, and skills by which a senior executive leads the people in the organization.

Develop legal negotiation skills through participation in simulated negotiations. Negotiation exercises are video-taped for review and faculty critique and evaluation. Classroom discussion is devoted to examining and applying theoretical and practical strategies of negotiation. Cross-listed with GOV 631.

The history of mediation and the process, value, limitation, and skills for third-party intervention in the settlement of non-family law conflicts consistent with Christian principles and professional codes of ethics.

The history of mediation and the process, value, limitation, and skills for third-party intervention in the settlement of family and non-family conflicts consistent with Christian principles and professional codes of ethics.

2020-2021 Semester Check-In Deadlines:

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester 2 weeks prior to the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

Session

Semester Check-In

Session Start Date

Session A

Friday, August 14

Monday, August 24

Session M

Friday, September 11

Monday, September 21

Session B

Friday, October 16

Monday, October 26

Session C

Tuesday, January 5

Monday, January 11

Session T

Friday, January 29

Monday, February 8

Session D

Friday, March 5

Monday, March 15

Session E

Friday, April 30

Monday, May 10

Session F

Friday, June 11

Monday, June 21

Prerequisites:

Master’s applicants must:

  • Hold a B.A. or B.S. from a regionally accredited college or university. Desirable degrees include those in counseling, psychology or related human behavioral fields. Other degree fields will also be considered.
  • Have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA for all undergraduate coursework.

Application Process:

The Admissions Committee may require a brief Admissions Interview on a case-by-case basis. Interviews are conducted over the phone or Skype with one of our admissions staff and/or SPC faculty members and typically take 20 minutes.

Step 1: Application
Submit your application using our Regent University Online Application

Step 2: Application Fee
Pay the nonrefundable $50 application fee by check or money order mailed to Regent University, Enrollment Support Services, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

Step 3: Submit your Unofficial College Transcripts*
We are able to examine and view your unofficial transcript from a U.S.-based school, which indicates successful completion of a bachelor’s degree program, in order to review you for an admissions decision. Please submit your unofficial transcript to our Admissions Office by email to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: SPC Master’s Application Pieces.

Non-U.S. transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company. For further details, please review the International Admissions Checklist on the International Students Admissions page.

International Applicants: Please visit the International Students Admissions page for a more detailed explanation of the Regent University application information and to determine whether or not you qualify as an international student.

*Upon conditional acceptance to the program by review of unofficial transcripts, Regent University’s Admissions Office will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution, which indicate successful completion of a bachelor’s degree program. We will notify you if your previous institution will not release transcripts directly to us.

Step 4: Complete an Academic Background Questionnaire

Step 5: Government-Issued ID
To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please email a scanned copy or photograph of it to apply@regent.edu with the subject line: Government ID.


Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at 757.352.4498 or email psycounadmissions@regent.edu, should you have any further questions about the application process.

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

2019-20 Tuition Rates

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour

M.A. in Human Services

$595 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)


 

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students) $550

2020-21 Tuition Rates

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour

M.A. in Human Services

$595 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)


 

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students) $600

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

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