The Master of Science in Communication with a concentration in Negotiations and Conflict Resolution prepares students with applied theory in conflict, negotiation and mediation; practice of strategies for real-world situations; and coaching based on a personalized skill inventory. Using case studies and simulated exercises (hostage negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, employment mediation, and multiparty negotiations), you will develop skills to better resolve disputes, achieve objectives, and exert influence.
Lasell’s philosophy of Connected Learning provides you with opportunities to draw on both your professional experience and newly acquired knowledge and skills to enhance your career prospects. Rigorous coursework is complemented by opportunities to put learning into practice, including a Capstone research experience and lectures from industry leaders (in person and via live stream) who present and discuss their work.
There is a growing need for professionals who understand the nature of conflict and its resolution through persuasion, collaboration, and negotiation. You will be positioned to succeed in governmental agencies, education, non-profit organizations, private industry, international law in such roles as:
Join Lasell’s vibrant community of working professionals and gain access to a wide range of resources to develop your expertise and expand your network. As a Lasell graduate student, you will:
|COURSE CODE||COURSE TITLE||CREDITS|
|MSC Core Requirements|
|COM701||Communication, Ethics & Society||3|
|COM709||Negotiations & Conflict Resolution||3|
|COM738||Persuasion & Public Opinion||3|
|Choose 1 of the following|
|COM798||Special Study Project||3|
|COM729||Mediation&Facilitation:Tech to Intervene||3|
|COM732||AdvancedNegotiations:Skills to Influence||3|
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|Winter 1/2 - 1/17|
|COM701||Communication, Ethics & Society||Online||Anderson, Lauren|
|COM762||Communication Strategies for Leaders||Online||Nazzaro, Lucia|
|SPRING MAIN: 1/22 - 5/11|
|COM702||Organizational Communication||Hybrid||Covarrubias, Kristina|
|COM738||Persuasion & Public Opinion||Hybrid||Nazzaro, Lucia|
|COM796||Comprehensive Examination||Hybrid||Barrett, Janice|
|COM798||Special Study Project||TBA||Alland, Helene|
|COM799||Professional Internship||TBA||Sobel, Ethan|
|SPRING I: 1/22 - 3/10|
|COM703||Communication Research||Online||Anderson, Lauren|
|COM721||Principles of Public Relations||Online||Vincente, Erin|
|SPRING 2: 3/23 - 5/11|
|COM702||Organizational Communication||Online||Barrett, Janice|
|COM705||Media Relations||Online||Barrett, Janice|
|COM709||Negotiations & Conflict Resolution||Online||Barrett, Janice|
|COM729||Mediation & Facilitation: Tech to Intervene||Online||Javonte, Santos|
Candidates seeking admission to Lasell University's Communication graduate degree or certificate programs must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and demonstrate through academic background and/or work experience the ability to succeed in graduate studies. GRE/GMAT scores are not required for admission. The TOEFL may be waived for international applicants who have earned a bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand or Canada. All other applicants must submit a TOEFL/IELTS score.
*A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is recommended for recent college graduates with fewer than 3 years of professional work experience.
Materials should be addressed to:
The Office of Graduate Enrollment
1844 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA 02466
February 29 - 9:00 a.m. EST
March 14 - 8:30 a.m. EST