If you often find yourself in the peacemaker position, have a knack for de-escalating tense situations,
and fancy yourself a great listener and mediator, a degree in Mediation and Conflict Resolution may be a great fit for you.
Types of Degrees
Mediation and Conflict Resolution students typically pursue an associate degree (2 years), bachelor's degree (4
years), or master's degree (6-7 years). In this field, different states have varied requirements for licensure and certification
before you can work professionally as an Arbitrator, Mediator, or Conciliator.
A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background
helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements,
making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.
Career Opportunities After Earning A Mediation and Conflict ResolutionDegree
The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Mediation and Conflict Resolution include:
Post Graduate Salary Information
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators was
$63,930 in 2019.1
Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical
location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook,
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators,
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/legal/arbitrators-mediators-and-conciliators.htm (visited June