Funding and Professional Development for Master's Students

Thanks to the generosity of Mrs. Joan B. Kroc, all students admitted to the International Peace Studies concentration in the Master of Global Affairs program, known as Kroc Scholars, receive a scholarship that covers the full cost of two years of graduate tuition at the University of Notre Dame. Kroc Scholars also receive a stipend for housing and living expenses, and support for the 6-month field experiences, including travel to and from a Kroc Institute field site in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, or the United States.

Students spend four days per week working with their organization and one day per week on their own academic capstone research. The IPS field experience seeks to embody the key principles of solidarity and subsidiarity that are central to the understanding of integral human development that undergirds the Keough School’s Master of Global Affairs program.

The living expense stipend for the 2017-2018 academic year was $18,722. 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 field placement semester. The Notre Dame Graduate School makes housing available to students, most of whom live on campus. Off-campus rental housing also is available.

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