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 Master of Arts in Peace and Justice Studies. 

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

Student Applicant Requirements

Entrance Semesters: Fall (August)
Application Deadline: January 15, 2015 (2015-2016 academic year)
Minimum Grade Point Average: 3.00 (4.00 scale) in all undergraduate course work
Standardized Admission Test: Graduate Record Examination* (GRE) General Test only
Required Course Work: None
Required Licenses/Credentials: None
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.

* may be waived at the discretion of the program director

Apply online today! On your application please indicate whether you are applying for the 12-month or 17-month track:

  • 12-month track - A minimum of three years experience relevant to the field of peace and justice required.
  • 17-month track - No work experience required.

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.