Study Peace

Educational programs are the beating heart of the Kroc Institute. We equip scholar-practitioners at the undergraduate and graduate level to be leaders in peace and justice scholarship and practice all over the world.

Undergraduate Program in Peace Studies

The Undergraduate Program in Peace Studies advances your knowledge about the nature and causes of violence, oppression, and inequality, and builds your capacity to transform conflict. You will gain skills and knowledge that contribute to the creation of just societies and relationships at all levels, from the local to the global.

The program offers students from any Notre Dame college or department the opportunity to pursue either a supplementary major or an interdisciplinary minor in peace studies.

Undergraduate Program

Master of Global Affairs, International Peace Studies Concentration

The Kroc Institute administers the International Peace Studies (IPS) concentration of the Master of Global Affairs (MGA), a program of the Keough School of Global Affairs.

The MGA program integrates rigorous coursework; close engagement with policymakers and practitioners; multi-disciplinary faculty and students from around the world; and extended field work with global and local partner organizations.

Masters Program

Ph.D. in Peace Studies

The Ph.D. program at the Kroc Institute equips students who are fully trained, professionalized, and marketable in one of six traditional disciplines in the humanities and social sciences and the multidisciplinary field of peace studies.

The program empowers students to become outstanding scholars and teachers who will make important contributions to a growing body of peacebuilding knowledge and practice with the goal of addressing violence and alleviating human suffering.

P.h.D. Program