To be considered for admission to the Master of Science in Conflict Management program, applicants must complete the electronic Application for Graduate Admission and submit supporting documents by the deadline.
- Priority deadline: March 1
- Final deadline: July 1
Applications are reviewed twice per month starting in October until July. We recommend applying as soon as possible so that your application can be processed by all the requisite units at KSU well before classes begin in August.
Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate courses must be submitted. This must include an official transcript for a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
2. Official Test Score OPTIONAL*
As of 2021, the GRE is optional for prospective students.
Students who wish to submit their scores may submit a test score of 280 (new scoring system) or 800 (old scoring system) on the General Test of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (verbal, quantitative) and 3.5 on the Analytical Writing section of the General Test; 475 on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT); or 151 on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).
*TEST WAIVER: Test requirements are waived for applicants who have earned an advanced degree or who have a 3.5 GPA or higher from their undergraduate degree.
**Dual degree students should take GMAT exam. See MSCM/MBA Dual Degree for more information.
3. Letter of Intent
Provide a short (1-2 page) letter stating your interests in and goals for participation in the MSCM program. Consider the following questions as you write your letter of intent: Why are you applying to this program? How will the skills and knowledge you learn in this program help you beyond graduation? Why are you a good fit for this program? The letter should demonstrate why you are a good candidate for this program, and how this program can support your goals.
A current resume is required. Resume should include education, work experience, and any relevant skills or extracurricular activities.
5. Recommendation Letters
Two letters of recommendation from professional or academic sources are required. Ideally the letters should be from employers, supervisors, or professors familiar with your abilities. The letters should verify your ability to complete graduate level work and your potential for excellence in the field of conflict management.
6. Additional Requirements for International Students
In addition to the documents listed above, International Students must submit transcript evaluations for all non-US colleges and universities and official TOEFL or IELTS scores. Documents required by US immigration laws, such as the sponsor affidavit, are not required as part of the application process but must be submitted before the student may enroll or attend courses.
For more information, visit International Student Resources