School of Peace & Conflict Studies to Offer Master's Degree Starting Fall 2023
The School of Peace and Conflict Studies (SPCS) at Kent State University is pleased to announce state approval for a Master of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies to begin in Fall 2023. This 36-credit-hour degree program features a mixture of theory and practice-oriented courses and culminates in one of three options: a traditional thesis, an internship option, or a guided practicum, “Intervention Design & Implementation”. Students will be able to choose from one of two concentrations: Applied Conflict Transformation (ACT) or Peace, Conflict & Development (PCD). ACT students will develop the intellectual and applied skills necessary to pursue careers embedded in the domestic dynamics of conflict, including human relations, organizational conflict resolution, and group and community conflict transformation. PCD students will explore the intersection between conflict and development in fragile or insecure societies around the world, particularly in the global south and will be able to pursue careers in international conflict prevention, international peacekeeping, post-conflict peacebuilding, sustainable development, and policymaking in good governance.
SPCS is further pleased to be able to offer a limited number of Graduate Assistantships. This funding is competitive and only granted to students with exemplary academic records. Support is generally available for two years and is reserved for full-time students. Assistantships include a nine-month stipend, tuition remission, and a subsidized health insurance plan. Funded students serve as either Teaching Assistants or Research Assistants throughout the academic year.