Frequently Asked Questions about the Ph.D. Program in Peace Studies

Phd Faq

How long does it take to complete the Ph.D. in peace studies?

The average time-to-degree is 5-6 years, depending on the joint area.

What are the requirements for admission?

Visit this page for details about the application and admission process. Preferred applicants show high academic ability, possess foundational training in their chosen joint discipline, and demonstrate long-term commitment to building peace and global justice.

What Financial Support is Available?

All admitted students receive a full tuition scholarship, stipend for living expenses, health insurance premium subsidy, and additional support for conference presentations and research.

Can I be granted an application fee waiver?

Applicants with demonstrated financial need can request an application fee waiver from the Graduate School.

Do I need to select a faculty adviser before applying to the Ph.D. program?

No. Admitted students select a faculty adviser after they have begun the program. However, applicants may indicate faculty members with whom they would like to work in the personal statement.

Who can I contact to learn more about the Ph.D. program?

Contact Kathryn Sawyer Vidrine, Assistant Director for Doctoral Studies, at, or the following faculty: