Pepperdine Online Master of Dispute ResolutionPepperdine Online Master of Dispute ResolutionPepperdine Online Master of Dispute Resolution

Pepperdine Caruso School of Law’s online Master of Dispute Resolution (MDR) program empowers students to manage business and legal conflicts by tactfully employing collaborative strategies and practical methods of negotiation, mediation, and arbitration.Pepperdine Caruso School of Law’s online Master of Dispute Resolution (MDR) program empowers students to manage business and legal conflicts by tactfully employing collaborative strategies and practical methods of negotiation, mediation, and arbitration.Prepare for a rewarding career as a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with Pepperdine University’s diverse and collaborative community.

  • Ranked #1 in Dispute Resolution1—Our nationally recognized program will provide you with the essential legal knowledge you need to skillfully resolve conflicts between parties and emerge as a collaboration leader.
  • 16-Month Track—Full-time students can begin utilizing conflict resolution and mediation skills to lead negotiation initiatives in local and global professional environments in as early as 16 months.
  • One of the Best in the West — Pursue a legal education rooted in purpose, service, and leadership at a university ranked as one of Forbes’ top-25 universities in the west.2

The Pepperdine Experience

Ranked #1 Best Dispute Resolution Program by U.S. News & World Report

Top 50

Best Law Schools by U.S. News & World Report3

Top 50

National Universities by U.S. News & World Report4

Ranked #14

For Practical Training by preLaw Magazine5

At Pepperdine, you will gain an understanding of the root causes of conflict in domestic and global environments, positioning you to intercept and resolve disputes before they escalate into larger issues. Our online MDR program prepares you to effectively use conflict resolution and mediation skills in a variety of industries and across public and private sectors.

Pepperdine’s faculty of experienced legal scholars nurture students’ aspirations and lend support as they pursue their full career potential.

  • Nationally recognized faculty 
  • Versatile career outlook
  • Immersive, in-person residencies

Students experience an online learning environment tailored to meet their professional goals. Collaborate with faculty and peers in face-to-face, online classrooms, and learn advanced negotiation, mediation, and arbitration techniques that will help you become an authority in facilitating problem solving in your workplace and in your industry. Our two weekend in-person residencies hosted at Pepperdine’s campus in Malibu provide valuable networking opportunities with faculty, classmates, and resolution dispute experts.

Lead Negotiations Through Collaboration

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4Best National University Rankings. (2021). U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved September 22, 2021.arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference

5Best Schools for Practical Training. (2021). preLaw Magazine. Retrieved September 30, 2021.arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference