Abilene Christian University Launches New Online Conflict Resolution Degree Site


ABILENE, Texas — Abilene Christian University (ACU) launched a new website for the school’s graduate-level online conflict resolution programs. Students can choose between a 36 credit-hour online Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation and a 15-credit Certificate, with both programs including a 5-day residency at the Abilene Christian University campus. A 2014 survey of past graduates found that 94% would recommend the programs to others, with 82% volunteering that their studies had contributed to an increase in salary.

ACU Online Conflict Resolution program graduates can apply their new skills to any of a wide range of career paths, with the program curricula nicely complementing advanced degrees like the MBA, as well. Graduates and certificate holders who wish to focus specifically on conflict resolution regularly go on to careers as arbitrators or mediators, with strong demand existing for such services in many different industries. ACU has been recognized by U.S. News and The Princeton Review as one of the best colleges in the Western United States and is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.

Through its ACU Online program, the school currently offers twelve different online graduate degree and certificate study options. The new website for the ACU Online Conflict Resolution programs will be of interest to those looking for convenient, accessible ways to acquire a career-enhancing graduate degree or certificate in a values-based online environment.

“We’re happy to say that the new website for our Conflict Resolution programs is now online,” an Abilene Christian University representative said, “These rigorous but flexible programs have proved to be some of our most rewarding of all, with graduates reporting especially high levels of satisfaction. Obtaining a Master’s or certificate in Conflict Resolution can be a fantastic way of opening up new career opportunities or going on to specialized work in the field, making this a particularly versatile option, as well. As with all our programs, students can also count on learning that reflects enduring Christian values, too.”

Studies consistently show that somewhere between 60 and 80 percent of all business-related difficulties can be traced back to strained relationships between workers. As a result, the average manager might spend as much as two full days’ worth of the average work week trying to smooth over conflicts, according to a widely cited Washington Business Journal report.

The ACU Online Conflict Resolution Master’s and Certificate programs help students learn how to tackle such challenges and similar ones in more effective ways. Students master field-proven, values-based approaches that create common ground upon which conflicts can be resolved, so that cooperation and harmony can emerge. Flexible, faith-based, and rigorous, the ACU Online Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation and certificate programs are now detailed in full on the new website at

About ACU Online:
The ACU Online interactive learning platform helps students acquire life- and career-enhancing skills and knowledge in an environment that is deeply informed by Christian values and faith.

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