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Preparing for admission to the Kroc School of Peace Studies is the next step toward putting your passion for change into action.

Master in Peace and Justice Master in Peacebuilding

Master in Social Innovation

Program Length: 2 years, full-time 1 year, full-time

1 year, full-time

Full-Time: January 15, 2017 *Will not be offered for Fall, 2017

March 15, 2017

Part-Time: February 15, 2017 Part-time option not available March 15, 2017
Transcripts Required Required Required
Resume/Curriculum (CV) Required Required Required
Personal Statement Required *see details Required *see details Required *see details
Letters of Recommendation/Other Required (3 letters) Required (3 letters) Required (2 letters)/2 minute video
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For International Applicants Only
TOEFL Score: 83 83 83
IELTS Score: 7 7 7
Supplemental Information
Entrance Semester August August August
Minimum Grade Point Average
(in all undergraduate coursework)
3.0 (4.0 scale) 3.0 (4.0 scale)

3.0 (4.0 scale)

Required Coursework None None None
Required Experience None At least 5 years of experience in peacebuilding field None
Standardized Admissions Test None None None
Online Application   Online Application

Undergraduate students:

To declare your minor in Peacebuilding and Social Innovation, contact Necla Tschirgi, PhD, at

Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2016-2017, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on October 1, 2016. Access the catalog of record at

18 units consisting of 3 lower-division and 15 upper-division units:
Required Courses
PJS 101Introduction to Peace and Justice Studies3
Nine Upper Level Peace and Justice Studies units (or approved substitutes, including an internship)9
Six Upper Level (300-400) from relevant discipline (approved by Peace and Justice Studies Advisor)6
Peace and Justice Studies Undergraduate-Level Courses
PJS 494Topics in Peace, Justice and Social Innovation
PJS 498Internship
PJS 499Independent Study

For more admissions and general information, please contact the Assistant Director of Graduate Student Services, Miranda Williamson, at or visit the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies

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5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

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