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Board of Regents officially approves new Ph.D. program

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is happy to announce that the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia officially approved on March 10, 2010, a new doctoral program to be housed within the College. The Ph.D. in International Conflict Management will be one of only a handful of similar programs available in North America and the first Ph.D. degree at Kennesaw State University. Classes are scheduled to begin in the Fall 2010 semester.


Students entering the Ph.D. 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.

Posted: March 11, 2010