About the Program

Peter Yacobucci, Co-Program Coordinator
(716) 878-6207
Classroom Building B210
yacobupr@buffalostate.edu

Clairissa D. Breen, Co-Program Coordinator
(716) 878-5470
Classroom Building C121
breencd@buffalostate.edu

The interdisciplinary Master of Science in Conflict Analysis and Resolution (MSCAR) combines theory and application through an applied focus and is designed around conflict resolution pillars/competencies: 1) the theoretical approaches in understanding the why and how conflict exist and escalate, 2) the dynamics of conflict, 3) the practical methods for assessing and evaluating conflict, and 4) the stages of conflict resolution process and storytelling.

Program Requirements

Required Courses (12 credit hours)
EDU 640 CONFLICT RESOLUTION 3
CRS 559 PRINCIPLES IN CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING 3
EDL 560 METHODS, THEORIES, AND MODELS OF CREATIVE LEARNING 3
690 PROJECT (CAPSTONE)* 3
Concentration – Select ONE concentration (students must take at least three courses within their concentration): (9 credit hours) 9

Conflict in Education
ADE 575 FAMILY VIOLENCE AND ADULT EDUCATION
ADE 655 DIVERSITY ISSUES IN ADULT EDUCATION AND TRAINING
ADE 660 GRANT WRITING FOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING
CRS 610 FACILITATION OF GROUP PROBLEM SOLVING

Cooperative Business Practices
BUS 519 COMMUNICATION FOR LEADERS AND MANAGERS
BUS 603 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
BUS 640 HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
BUS 688 LEADERSHIP IN ORGANIZATIONS
CRS 610 FACILITATION OF GROUP PROBLEM SOLVING

Culture, Structures, and International Solutions
CRS 610 FACILITATION OF GROUP PROBLEM SOLVING
CRJ 602 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND THE MANAGEMENT PROCESS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE
PSC 605 POLITICS OF THE THIRD WORLD
PSC 606 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
PSC 612 CONTEMPORARY MIDDLE EAST
SOC 501 CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL PROBLEMS
SOC 506 MINORITY GROUPS IN AMERICAN CULTURE

Management-Worker Relations
ECO 507 APPLIED MICROECONOMIC THEORY
ECO 524 APPLIED ECONOMETRICS
ECO 600 LABOR ECONOMICS
ECO 650 PUBLIC FINANCE

Electives - Select THREE courses
Remaining courses to be selected from those within other concentrations or chosen concentration. (9 credit hours) 9

Total Credit Hours 30