Learn from the #1 Conflict Management program at a public university in the USA! For almost 20 years, the Master of Science in Conflict Management (MSCM) at KSU has provided graduate students a solid grounding in the theory, research, and practice skills they need to "manage conflict like a pro".
Attracting students and professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds for environments ranging from corporate boardrooms to international negotiations and family mediations.
Key competencies include:
The primary objective of the MSCM is to produce students who:
The Master's program prepares students to identify and pursue opportunities for a new career based on conflict management expertise. The MSCM also provides students with enhanced credentials to pursue career advancement in an existing work environment.
For more information on specific classes, see our M.S. in Conflict Management degree information in the KSU Graduate Catalog.
MS in Conflict Management graduates have applied their learning to a variety of professional pursuits, with many enhancing or expanding their areas of responsibility within management, human resources, or education; while others have undertaken new career directions as mediators, facilitators, ombudsmen, leaders of faith communities, and patient care advocates. Alumni feedback suggests the MS in Conflict Management curriculum is well-suited to a range of domestic and international positions across the corporate, non-profit, and public sectors. To address the growing interest in these fields, we created optional embedded certificates for students to complete as part of their course of study.
In the final semester, students specialize their learning through conducting research, engaging in an internship, or developing a training or workshop. Then, they have an opportunity to gain first-hand experience in conflict work in either a domestic or international setting through the Field Experience course.
A unique partnership between the Coles College of Business and the School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding, and Development offers students the opportunity to earn a dual degree that integrates the skills of the Conflict Management (MSCM) and Business Administration (MBA) programs. The MSCM/MBA dual degree prepares students for competitive leadership and managerial careers in corporate and non-profit sectors domestically or internationally.
Graduates of this program will:
To be considered for admission to the MS in Conflict Management program, applicants must complete the electronic Application for Graduate Admission and submit the following supporting documents by the priority deadline March 1 or the final deadline July 1. Admission Requirements.