Students admitted to the master's program receive a scholarship that covers the full cost of two years of graduate tuition at the University of Notre Dame. Master's students also receive a stipend for housing and living expenses, and support for the 6-month internship, including travel to and from a Kroc Institute field site in Africa, Asia, Jerusalem, Latin America or the United States.
The living expense stipend for the 2012-13 academic year was $14,000. Graduate stipends are intended to cover costs such as housing, telephone, food, books, supplies, and travel for students while in residence at Notre Dame and during the internship. The Notre Dame Graduate School makes housing available to students, most of whom live on campus. Off-campus rental housing also is available.
Master’s students in International Peace Studies are immersed in professional development and career preparation from their first day on campus. As a complement to their academic classwork, every student takes a two-semester Professional Development Seminar, designed to enhance leadership skills, support planning for vocational direction, and sharpen tools for professional success.
Master's students also may apply for professional development funding from the Kroc Institute to support travel and/or other expenses related to participation in a conference or other academic or professional event.
Kroc Institute faculty also advise and mentor students on an individual basis, while the Kroc Institute and Notre Dame offer many opportunities for networking with alumni and other professionals working in peace and justice related positions around the world.