Peace Studies and Sociology: PhD

Graduate Program in Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

Dec. 15
Doctor of Philosophy
3 years

Program Handbook

The Ph.D. program in peace studies prepares students in research methodologies associated with the disciplines of anthropology, history, political science, psychology, sociology and theology. Graduates are credentialed in one of the six disciplines and fully acquainted with the research questions and findings of interdisciplinary peace research. The program has a strong placement record, and graduates hold important academic, governmental, and non-profit positions around the world.

Last updated: 08/31/2023


Application Materials:
  • GRE General Test required
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo for non-native speakers of English
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution; one must show conferral of a bachelor's degree. (Due upon enrollment)
  • Statement of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample(s) - refer to program site for details
  • Unofficial transcripts from each post-secondary institution required at the time of application. (Official transcript showing conferral of a bachelor's degree due upon enrollment.)

Kathryn Vidrine
Assistant Director for Doctoral Studies