School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development


The Master of Science in Conflict Management program at KSU maintains many partnernships with business, nonprofits, and other organizations such as the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program. For more information about partnerships with the MS in Conflict Management program, please contact us.

The Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program

You have served two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer and had experiences of a lifetime that no one can take away from you. Why not go the extra step and enhance those practical experiences with a Master's degree? Kennesaw State University's Master of Science in Conflict Management provides an excellent opportunity for you to continuing your studies.

As is indicated at the Peace Corps website, for many Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows, this is an opportunity to combine academic and professional endeavors with your desire to work in underserved communities. At the same time, it allows the Fellow to reintegrate into a community and do something meaningful after your experience abroad.

Through the Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows Program at KSU you will receive a tuition waiver and stipend for fall and spring semesters. The program offers Graduate Research Assistantships to Peace Corps Fellows for up to four academic semesters in this degree program.

If you would like more information, please visit the Peace Corp's Coverdell Fellows Program.

Application Process

There is a two-part application process. First, you apply to the MS in Conflict Management program using the admissions process explained under How to Apply on our website. Next, you will need to complete a Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows application form in order to be considered for KSU's Fellows Program.

You'll send the Peace Corps forms to another office, so be sure to follow the directions on the link below. It is likely that the MS in Conflict Management program will review your application first. Peace Corps Fellows' applications will be reviewed in March and April for the upcoming Fall semester. Acceptance into the MS in Conflict Management program does not guarantee automatic acceptance into KSU's Fellows/USA program. If you would like to be considered for the KSU Coverdell Fellows Program for fall 2016, you will need to submit an application by March 15, 2017.

The Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows Committee will review all applications and contact candidates no later than May 31. Admission into the MS in Conflict Management is a prerequisite for Fellows consideration.