To be considered for admission to the PhD in International Conflict Management, applicants must complete the electronic Application for Graduate Admission with a non-refundable application fee and submit the following supporting documents by the July 15 deadline to be considered for Spring semester or the March 1 deadline to be considered for Fall semester.
Transcripts from all post-secondary educational institutions. Although unofficial transcripts may be uploaded online, applicants still need to submit official transcripts.
International transcripts must be evaluated by any of the credentialed agencies listed here. Evaluations must include a course-by-course listing and a calculation of the applicant's GPA.
2. Official GRE Score
A GRE score is not required, but may be submitted; if submitted, the GRE score will be considered alongside the other application materials. Applicants who submit GRE scores are not favored over those who do not.
3. Statement of Intent
Statement of Intent describing the applicant's interest in the study of international conflict management and any relevant experiences and an outline of how the Ph.D. program could further those interests. Applicants are also encouraged to identify a research topic area and are encouraged to list potential faculty mentors. The statement of intent should be 2-3 pages maximum.
To view a list of the faculty in the School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding, and Development, click here.
4. Writing Sample
Submit a writing sample demonstrating writing and analytical abilities related to higher education or professional experience. This writing sample is preferred in English, however will be accepted in another language accompanied by an English translation. There are no length requirements, however longer samples (e.g., a senior or master's thesis) should be accompanied by an abstract or executive summary.
5. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Submit a document showing the chronological progression of educational and work experiences including any additional information relevant to support the application.
6. Recommendation LettersLetters of Recommendation from three references, at least two of which describe the applicant's qualifications, motivation and prospects for success in the program. The references will be sent an email with a link to a reference form to be completed electronically.
7. Additional Requirements for International Students
All applicants who are not native speakers of English must take the TOEFL (minimum score of 88) or the IELTS (minimum score of 6.5), unless: they come from exempt countries; have graduated from a college or university in the United States accredited in a manner accepted by KSU; or who have studied successfully for at least one year at a university in which English was the medium of instruction. If these criteria are applicable you may submit a TOEFL Waiver Request.
For more information, visit International Student Resources