Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution

Conflict occurs in many different situations: between and among members of a family; between labor and management; in political parties, religious groups, formal organizations and nations; and even within a single mind. The actors in a conflict can be individuals, social groups, formal organizations, or political and social institutions. Consequently, the development of skills for peaceful and nonlegal conflict resolution or management should be an essential element of a person’s formal education.

A certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) will offer fully-admitted KSU students the opportunity to develop skills that are helpful no matter what major they pursue or which line of work they choose. Students are required to receive at least a “C” in these five courses totaling 15 credit hours in order to receive the certificate.


To apply to the program, follow this link. Please note that before submitting an application for the ADR Certificate program, a student must be officially accepted by the Office of Admissions as a regular or transfer student at KSU.

For more information on specific classes, see our Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate information in the KSU Undergraduate Catalog.