Experiential Learning

Experiential LearningKennesaw State Master of Science in Conflict Management faculty members are quite diverse in their research and practice areas, including environmental, public policy, international, court-related, workplace, non-profit arenas and more. Our faculty facilitates lively discussion and interaction in the classroom, and link theory to practice by using "real-life" examples of their work, and involve students in projects of research and practice whenever possible.

In addition, the MSCM builds in over 100 hours of applied skills-training clinics into the curriculum. These clinics provide students the opportunity to further translate theory into practice.

MSCM students are afforded the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in conflict work in either a domestic or international setting through the Field Experience course in the final semester.

Domestic options for this trip provide the opportunity to travel to a conference, training or cross-cultural experience. Past options for this trip have included attending the Association for Conflict Resolution Annual Conference, the American Bar Association Section on Dispute Resolution Conference, visiting conflict management offices in Washington, D.C., and Ombuds training.

International options in the past have included visiting the UN School for Peace in Costa Rica, attending classes at the European Peace Institute in Stadtschlaining, Austria, a cross-cultural trip to Egypt, an ADR-focused trip to Barbados, a study of the Middle East conflict in Israel and Palestine, and studying "The Troubles" in Northern Ireland and Ireland.

Details regarding trip options for each Cohort are made available during the second semester of the program. The domestic options are generally 4-5 days in length, and the international trips are usually 7-10 days.