New PhD Program

Kennesaw State University recently announced their brand new PhD program in International Conflict Management.

From the site:

Welcome to a higher level of Education

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is now accepting applications for the Ph.D. in International Conflict Management. Given the demand for practitioners and decision makers in the approaches to and understanding of global interconnections in the 21st century, this degree will serve a vital need for developing additional academic scholars/teachers to educate the coming generations and for training doctoral-level practitioners to work in critical international conflict fields.

The Ph.D. in International Conflict Management at Kennesaw State University is one of only a handful of similar programs available in North America. Classes will begin in the fall 2010 semester.

Students entering the program will receive broad interdisciplinary training and opportunities that draw on many social sciences and humanities disciplines. Graduates will be able to address problems from a sophisticated knowledge base of substantive and methodological approaches. The core will prepare them in key global competencies including:

(1) ethical foundations of global conflict,

(2) cross-cultural analysis,

(3) international relations, and

(4) international negotiations. Methodological preparation will be rigorous, including courses in quantitative and qualitative methods, research design, and international program and policy analysis and evaluation.

The Ph.D. program will also require its graduates to obtain significant international experience, written and oral language competency equivalent to that of U.S. Foreign Service officers in a language other than English, and teaching experience.

Applicants are required to submit portfolios of documents as evidence of their qualifications. Qualified applicants will be recommended for admission based on the Graduate Admissions Committee evaluation of the submitted materials. The MA/MS degree in a related discipline is highly recommended as the basic requirement. Evidence of relevant full-time work experience or international experience is strongly recommended, but not required.

The following documents are required:

•Application form and fee
Financial Aid and Assistantships are available through review by the Program Admissions Committee
◦If provided with an Assistantship, KSU Assistantships do cover both in-state and out-of-state tuition, however student fees will still remain the responsibility of the student. KSU Assistantships also provide a stipend.◦If provided with Financial Aid, a proof of funding is required. To review the KSU Financial Aid options please visit

•GRE scores

•A copy of transcripts from all universities (domestic and international) previously attended.

•Evidence of language proficiency: in a foreign language for native speakers of English, and for non-native speakers of English via TOEFL or IELTS.

•A brief résumé

•A statement of goals and objectives explaining why the applicant wants to enroll

•An academic writing sample in English on a topic related to the applicant’s area of interest

•Three letters of recommendation from professionals who can attest to the applicant's ability to succeed in the program (at least two letters should come from faculty familiar with the applicant’s academic work).

Get more information from their site [here].

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