Call for Applications 2013: M.A. and Ph.D. in Peace Studies


The University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies invites applications to its master’s or Ph.D. programs in peace studies. The application deadline is December 15 for classes that begin in August 2014.

The two-year master’s program in international peace studies prepares students from around the world for positions in government and nongovernmental organizations, conflict transformation, policy analysis, and political and social change. Students complete a rigorous course of study and work for 6 months at an organization in Asia, Africa, the Middle East or the U.S. Learn more about the master's program » 

The Ph.D. program in peace studies trains students in the research methodologies associated with one of five disciplines and immerses them in the questions and findings of interdisciplinary peace research.

Students apply to one of 5 distinct but related doctoral programs:     

  • Ph.D. in History and Peace Studies   
  • Ph.D. in Political Science and Peace Studies     
  • Ph.D. in Sociology and Peace Studies     
  • Ph.D. in Psychology and Peace Studies     
  • Ph.D. in Theology and Peace Studies     

Learn more about the Ph.D. program »

The Kroc Institute is a leading center for peace research and teaching at the University of Notre Dame. Notre Dame is located in South Bend, Indiana, about 90 miles east of Chicago.  

Contact: Kroc admissions, 574-631-6974,