Undergraduate Program in Peace Studies


For over three decades, the Undergraduate Program in Peace Studies at the Kroc Institute has provided students with the means to explore questions of peace, violence, and justice.

Students can enroll in courses that introduce them to peace studies, complete a supplementary major or minor to deepen their knowledge, conduct independent research on peacebuilding topics, participate in an annual student peace conference, and engage in experiences that help them apply their learning to real-world problems.

We invite students from any major or department to explore the many ways that the Undergraduate Program in Peace Studies can help them begin the work of building a better world.


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Program News

Francesca Masciopinto (Class of 2024)

From planning the 2021 student peace conference to attending international conferences, Francesca Mascopinto has taken full advantage of the opportunities afforded to her as a peace studies student. In this student profile, she talks about what brought her to Notre Dame and how the interdisciplinary study of peacebuilding and conflict...

Francesca Masciopinto (Class of 2024)

Two Notre Dame students named 2023 Yarrow Award in Peace Studies recipients

University of Notre Dame seniors Thanh Nguyen and Farah Khashman will be honored as the winners of this year’s Yarrow Award in Peace Studies. The award is given annually by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies to an undergraduate student or students who demonstrate academic excellence and commitment to service...

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Two Notre Dame students named 2023 Yarrow Award in Peace Studies recipients

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To meet with the director of undergraduate studies, contact:

Laura Miller-Graff
Associate Professor of Psychology and Peace Studies
Director of Undergraduate Studies

To learn more about the program or declare a major or minor in peace studies, email:

Anna K. Van Overberghe
Assistant Director for Academic Administration and Undergraduate Studies