Peace Studies: M.A.

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Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies Website
M.A. Program Information

Degrees offered

Application Requirements

  • GRE General Test
  • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of intent
  • In addition to the general Graduate School application, applicants must also submit the Kroc Institute application form; see the program website for more details
  • Three letters of recommendation

Application Deadline

  • Fall: December 15

Peace Studies

Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies offers a master’s degree in peace studies. Students integrate insights from multiple disciplines as well as peacebuilding theory and practice; acquire the skills and methods of strategic peacebuilding; and gain expertise in a peace-related career path. Graduates become professionals working in mediation and conflict transformation; policy advising and government; and nongovernment organizations focused on peace, justice, human rights, and development.

Program Statistics



Dir. of the Master’s Program
Susan St. Ville
Telephone: (574) 631-2628
Fax: (574) 631-6973

Financial Support

Tuition Scholarships
Professional Development

Cost of Living

The South Bend, Ind. area provides many amenities but one of the lowest cost-of-living rates of any major research university in the country. Learn more.

Featured Faculty

John Paul Lederach

John Paul Lederach

Prof. Lederach is widely known for his pioneering work in conflict transformation and conciliation in 25 countries. Learn more.

Featured Student


Lucia Tiscornia

Since she arrived at the Kroc Institute, Lucia has been exposed to new and creative ways of thinking about conflict, its determinants, and the means to transform it. Learn more