2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (March 2018) 
    
    Oct 21, 2019  
2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (March 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Conflict Management and Negotiation–PhD in Human and Social Services


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There is a growing need for skilled professionals in the areas of negotiation and dispute resolution. The focus of this specialization is on helping students gain the competencies to meet that need for those who interact within organizations, communities, and governments. Students can add to the body of knowledge in the field, explore current theory and best practices, and gain the skills to help negotiate and resolve disputes within communities.

Through some of the coursework in this specialization, students are provided with a basic introduction in dispute resolution. Additional training and practicum is required to qualify for licensure or certification as a mediator in most states.

Students taking this specialization can prepare to resolve disputes in a number of arenas:

  • Community (ombudsmanship)
  • Family (parenting coordination)
  • Criminal justice (restorative justice)
  • Human rights (equal opportunity in the workplace)
  • Education (school discipline)
  • Organizational
  • Military (occupations)
  • Intergovernmental negotiation and peace-making

Course Sequence for Students Entering With a BS Degree



Quarter Course Credits
1 HUMN 8000 - Foundations of Graduate Study in Human Services  3 cr.
HUMN 8150 - Helping Individuals, Organizations, and Communities: Introduction to Human Services  5 cr.
  RESI 8401 - PhD Residency 1  
2 HUMN 8011 - Interviewing and Case Management in Human and Social Services♦  5 cr.
HUMN 8152 - Human and Social Services Administration  5 cr.
3 RSCH 8100 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods OR RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦  5 cr.
HUMN 8100 - Introduction to Research and Evaluation in Human and Social Services♦  5 cr.
  RESI 8402 - PhD Residency 2  
4 HUMN 8205 - Cross-Cultural Ethics in Human and Social Services  5 cr.
HUMN 8207 - Grant Writing♦  5 cr.
5 HUMN 8742 - Conflict, Conflict Resolution, and Peace  5 cr.
RSCH 8200 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis   OR RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦  5 cr.
  RESI 8403 - PhD Residency 3  
6 HUMN 8210 - Management and Leadership Development in Human and Social Services♦  5 cr.
RSCH 8300 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis OR RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦  5 cr.
7 HUMN 8237 - Advanced Program Evaluation  5 cr.
HUMN 8756 - International/Cross-Cultural Issues in Organizations  5 cr.
8 HUMN 8702 - Introduction to Mediation and Negotiation  5 cr.
HUMN 8660 - Social Change, Leadership, and Advocacy for Human Services Professionals  5 cr.
  RESI 8404 - PhD Residency 4  
9 HUMN 8550 - Preparing for Dissertation  5 cr.

RSCH 8260 - Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis 

OR

RSCH 8360 - Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis   

OR

RSCH 8460 - Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis  

5 cr.
10–13+ HUMN 9001 - Dissertation* 5 cr. per term for a minimum of four terms; taken continuously until completion

*Students take this course for a minimum of 4 quarters and are continuously enrolled until completion of their Dissertation with final Chief Academic Officer (CAO) approval.

To complete a doctoral dissertation, students must obtain the academic approval of several independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

Course Sequence for Students Entering With an MS Degree


Quarter

Course

Credits

 1

HUMN 8000 - Foundations of Graduate Study in Human Services

 3 cr.

HUMN 8150 - Helping Individuals, Organizations, and Communities: Introduction to Human Services 

 5 cr.

2
 

RESI 8401 - PhD Residency 1

 

RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods 

 5 cr.

HUMN 8210 - Management and Leadership Development in Human and Social Services 

 5 cr.

3

HUMN 8742 - Conflict, Conflict Resolution, and Peace 

 5 cr.

RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis 

 5 cr.

4
 

RESI 8402 - PhD Residency 2

 

HUMN 8207 - Grant Writing 

 5 cr.

RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis 

 5 cr.

 5

 

RESI 8403 - PhD Residency 3

 

HUMN 8756 - International/Cross-Cultural Issues in Organizations 

 5 cr.

HUMN 8237 - Advanced Program Evaluation 

 5 cr.

6

HUMN 8702 - Introduction to Mediation and Negotiation 

 5 cr.

HUMN 8550 - Preparing for Dissertation 

 5 cr.

7

RESI 8404 - PhD Residency 4

 

RSCH 8260 - Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis 

OR

RSCH 8360 - Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis 

OR 

RSCH 8460 - Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis 

 5 cr.

8–11+

HUMN 9001 - Dissertation*

 5 cr. per term for a minimum of four terms; taken continuously until completion

*Students take this course for a minimum of 4 quarters and are continuously enrolled until completion of their Dissertation with final Chief Academic Officer (CAO) approval.

To complete a doctoral dissertation, students must obtain the academic approval of several independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

Note on Licensure


The PhD in Human and Social Services program, including its program specializations, is not designed to lead to professional licensure, including licensure as a professional therapist, counselor, social worker, or psychologist.