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Admission Requirements and Procedures

The application deadline is April 1, 2016. Complete the application form. There is no application fee, and a letter of recommendation is not required. Once admitted to the program, all participants will be asked to submit a vita or résumé and proof of insurance.

Admission decisions will be made by April 15, 2016. Admission to the program will be based on each applicant’s previous academic training and his/her ability to apply this training in this intensive learning environment. Admission decisions for those applying early will be made as applications are received.

International Applicants:

All courses will be taught in English. Non-native speakers must provide proof of proficiency in any of the following forms:

  • Official scores for either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The test must have been taken not earlier than September 2011.

    To be considered for admission, applicants must score 600 or higher (paper-based exam), 250 or higher (computer-based exam), or 100 or higher (Internet-based exam) on the TOEFL. Use TOEFL institution number 1565. IELTS test takers should score 7.0 or higher.

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year institution or equivalent where the language of instruction is English.

  • A graduate degree from an accredited institution where the language of instruction is English.

The Kellogg School will facilitate international participants’ applications for the J-1 visa. More information for international participants is available on the Northwestern University International Office Web site.

Important Dates:

Application deadline: April 1, 2016

Program Dates:
September 16, 2016 -
December 10, 2016

Holiday Break (no classes):
November 24, 2016 - November 28, 2016

Contact us with questions about dates and deadlines.

Program Application:

The online application is an interactive PDF document that will allow you to fill out and submit the application online. You also need to include a Statement of Purpose (300-500 words) to share your purpose and goals for attending the program.

In order to view and complete the document, please download the latest version of Adobe Reader from the Adobe Web site. This is a free download.

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Download the Negotiation and Mediation Research & Teaching Certificate Program Application 
(PDF 630 KB / 3 pages)

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