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Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution and Coaching

Program at a Glance


Conflict Resolution and Coaching


Online, Hybrid

Total Units


Program Overview

This graduate certificate program provides students with training in the fields of mediation, negotiation and dispute resolution.

Students learn the skills of non-adversarial problem solving and how to apply them in public and private sectors, including family law, business, commerce, tax, insurance and domestic disputes. If necessary, arrangements can be made for regulatory requirements of a specific field.

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants should hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited US institution or the equivalent from a recognized foreign (outside the US) institution, and provide official transcripts.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must meet the English Language Proficiency Admission Requirements.
  • Certificate students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • To apply for certificate programs, students should submit an admission application and fee.

Important Note: Graduate certificate admission is limited to domestic students. Students that plan to study on an F or J Visa may apply to graduate programs only.

Undergraduate Psychology Pathway Programs

As a pathway to the graduate-level counseling programs, students who complete certain undergraduate-level courses at Golden Gate University in pursuit of certain bachelor’s degrees may have the comparable graduate-level required courses waived from the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, the Graduate Certificate in Counseling Skills, or the Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution program requirements.

The following courses are eligible for this waiver option: PSYCH 120 Principles and Methods of Counseling satisfies the PSYCH 320 Therapeutic Communication and Counseling Skills requirement. As a consequence of having these courses waived, the total number of units required to complete the program will be reduced accordingly.

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