The PhD in International Conflict Management offers a limited number of competitive assistantships each year. Students offered an assistantship are funded in the amount of $15,000 per year. Program funding consists of Graduate Research Assistantships (GRAs) and Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs) to support the research and teaching responsibilities of the university with specific focus on supporting the research and teaching activities of the INCM program faculty and contributing departments. Provided satisfactory academic and RTA performance, and depending on the annual program budget, INCM typically provides funding for the duration of one academic year, renewable for a maximum of three years.
If provided, KSU graduate assistantships cover both in-state and out-of-state tuition, however, student fees will still remain the responsibility of the student. KSU graduate assistantships also provide a stipend. Click here to view program assistantship guidelines.
To be eligible for an INCM Research or Teaching Assistantship, a student must:
For First-Year Students:
For Second- and Third-Year Students:
Funding Beyond the Third Year:
Decisions on continued funding and types of assistantships are made on a competitive basis based on a comparative evaluation of students’ performance both academically and in completing their assigned GRA duties.