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MA in Peacebuilding Admissions Requirements

Student Application Checklist and Information

Note: The MA in Peacebuilding will not be offered in fall 2017.

Application

2017-18 Academic Year

 

Complete Online Application

Transcript(s)

Send official sealed transcripts documenting each course taken beyond the high school level (whether or not within a degree program) and all degrees awarded. Foreign transcripts must be accompanied by a course-by-course transcript evaluation from World Education Services (WES). http://www.wes.org/

Submit to:
Office of Graduate Admissions
University of San Diego
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492

E-mail: grads@sandiego.edu

Additional Materials

Please submit online:

  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Personal Statement (description below)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation

Please include a 1-2 page narrative explaining the value this degree will add to your intellectual and career development, organizing your essay around the following two prompts:

  • What motivates you to pursue a Master of Arts in Peacebuilding at this particular time? This might involve changes in your field or area of work, including new challenges or events which have influenced your decision to apply.
  • In what specific ways do you forsee a Master of Arts in Peacebuilding assisting your personal, intellectual and/or professional development.

This should not be a recounting of facts already listed on the application; it should give the Admissions Committee a better sense of who you are and why you are applying to graduate school at the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego. If you are in a graduate program at another university, please explain why you wish to leave. (Guideline: 1-2 pages)

English Language Proficiency Requirements*

*International applicants only. *Please note that USD is starting the MA in Social Innovation program in the academic year 2017/2018, and the program is still in the application process with the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) to obtain the certification to issue the Form I-20, Certificate of Eligibility for F-1 student visa. Applicants who require a student visa are welcome to apply for the MASI program for fall 2018. *International applicants who currently reside in the US as dependents of employment-based visa holders, such as H1-B, L-1, L-2 or H-4, are not restricted from joining the program for the 2017/2018 academic year if admission is granted.

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is mandatory for all applicants educated outside the United States. The test can be waived if English is your primary language or you have obtained a bachelor's degree from the U.S., Great Britain, Canada or Australia. Other exceptions can be made on a case by case basis.

Minimum scores and official score reports:

  • TOEFL: 83
  • IELTS: 7

Please visit Graduate Admissions for more information related to application requirements for international students.

Supplemental Information

Entrance Semester August
Minimum Grade Point Average 3.00 (4.00 scale) in all undergraduate coursework
Required Coursework None Required
Required Experience At least five years of experience in the field of peacebuildng
Standardized Admission Test None Required
For more admissions and general information, please contact the Assistant Director of Graduate Student Services, Miranda Williamson at mirandawilliamson@sandiego.edu or visit the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies

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Fax: (619) 849-8123
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