School of Peace Studies

Contact: Marisa Alioto
Phone: (619) 260-7929
Fax: (619) 849-8109

Location: KIPJ Room 113
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 Peacebuilding and the MA in Peace and Justice Studies

Student Applicant Requirements:  Kroc School Graduate Programs

Entrance Semesters: Fall (August)
Application Deadline: January 15, 2016 (2016-2017 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 Studies (2-year program) - 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
  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 or the MA in Peace and Justice Studies.

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

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