Earn Your Master of Dispute Resolution Online from Pepperdine Caruso School of Law

Top-Ranked for Dispute Resolution

The online Master of Dispute Resolution (MDR) program from Pepperdine Caruso School of Law's Straus Institute—top-ranked for dispute resolution in the U.S. News & World Report 2020 law school rankings—prepares mid-career professionals with conflict resolution and negotiation skills that are in high demand in a variety of industries.

The most effective leaders know how to negotiate for the best outcomes and prevent conflicts from impeding organizational progress. With a Master of Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine Caruso School of Law, you will set yourself apart in your field by applying expertise in mediation and negotiation to help your organization succeed.

The program can be completed in as few as 16 months. No GRE, GMAT, or LSAT scores are required for admission to the program. Bachelor’s degree required.

Why Choose Pepperdine’s Master of Dispute Resolution Program?

The online Master of Dispute Resolution program features:

A Practical Curriculum

Learn advanced techniques in negotiation, mediation, and arbitration that make you essential in facilitating problem solving and collaboration in your workplace. Gain a better understanding of the root causes of conflict in both immediate and global environments and learn how to intercept and resolve disputes before they escalate into larger issues affecting your organization.

Live Online Classes

Collaborate with Pepperdine Caruso School of Law faculty and classmates weekly in face-to-face classes online. With a small student-to-faculty ratio, classes are designed to encourage discussion and debate.

Accomplished, Accessible Faculty

Learn from the same faculty who teach on campus. Our law professors are published scholars and legal experts who will mentor you to ensure your success.

In-Person Residencies

Network with peers, faculty, and dispute resolution experts while putting your conflict resolution skills into practice during two weekend residencies hosted at Pepperdine’s Malibu campus.

Experiential Learning

Benefit from practical learning experiences, such as simulations and mock exercises, to reinforce your learning and to help you apply your knowledge at work. Pepperdine Caruso School of Law was ranked number three in the country by National Jurist for practical training in 2019.¹

Ready to improve your negotiation and dispute resolution skills and advance your career? Request more information about the online Master of Dispute Resolution program.

¹ PreLaw Magazine, 2019 ranking of law school practical training programs (Accessed December 11, 2019) (https://mydigitalpublication.com/publication/frame.php?i=578230&p=20&pn=&ver=html5)