Ph.D. in History & Peace Studies
Ph.D. in Political Science & Peace Studies
Ph.D. in Sociology & Peace Studies
Ph.D. in Psychology & Peace Studies
Ph.D. in Theology & Peace Studies
Established in 2008, the doctoral program:
- provides solid methodological training within rich bodies of knowledge from time-honored disciplines
- creates opportunities for creative research design and interdisciplinary theorizing, problem-centered inquiry, and peacebuilding practice.
The program is designed to empower students to become outstanding scholars and teachers who will make important contributions to a growing body of peacebuilding knowledge and practice that will, in the long run, alleviate violence and human suffering.
Doctoral students are prepared for a wide range of scholarly, teaching, and professional positions, including interdisciplinary academic positions; positions in which employers seek expertise in the peace and conflict subfields of history, political science, psychology, sociology, or theology; and scholar-practitioner positions in intergovernmental, governmental, or nongovernmental organizations.
The Kroc Institute welcomes applications from students of high academic ability who seek a doctoral degree in history and peace studies, political science and peace studies, psychology and peace studies, sociology and peace studies, or theology and peace studies. We seek highly qualified men and women from all regions of the world and from diverse religious and secular traditions.
The Ph.D. program is highly competitive, typically accepting 4-5 new doctoral students each year across all five disciplines.
The application deadline is December 15.