School of Peace Studies

Contact: Jessica López
Phone: (619) 260-7919
Fax: (619) 849-8109

Location: KIPJ Room 123
Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110

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Academic Programs


Below are the admissions requirements for  the MA in Peace and Justice

NOTE:  The MA in Peacebuilding will not be offered in Fall, 2017.

Student Applicant Requirements:  Kroc School Graduate Programs

Entrance Semesters: Fall (August)
Application Deadline:

Full-time programs:  January 15, 2017 (2017-2018 academic year)

Part-time MA in Peace and Justice:  February 15, 2017 (2017-2018 academic year)

Minimum Grade Point Average: 3.00 (4.00 scale) in all undergraduate course work
Standardized Admission Test: None Required
Required Course Work: None
Required Experience:

MA in Peacebuilding (1-year program) - A minimum of five years experience relevant to the field of peace and justice is required.

MA in Peace and Justice (2-year program, full-time and part-time options available) - No experience required.

Additional Requirements: 3 Letters of Recommendation
Official transcripts documenting each course taken beyond the high school level (whether or not within a degree program) and all degrees awarded.  For international students, transcript evaluation is required.
  Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  Personal Statement (prompts in application portal)
  TOEFL or IELTS exam for international students
International Students Please visit Graduate Admissions for more information related to application requirements for international students.

Apply online today. Please note that you may submit an application for either the MA in Peacebuilding (full-time only) or the MA in Peace and Justice (full-time or part-time).

For more admissions and general program information, please contact the Academic Programs Manager, Jessica López at or visit the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Undergraduate students: to declare your minor in Peace and Justice Studies contact Dr. Necla Tschirgi at