MS in Conflict Management and Resolution Admissions Requirements

Student Application Checklist and Information

Applications that are submitted and considered complete by the deadline are reviewed for scholarships.


2020-21 Academic Year

Full-time Program Priority Deadline: Now Accepting Applications
Part-time Program Priority Deadline: Now Accepting Applications 

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Official (degree-granting) transcripts must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Foreign transcripts must be accompanied by a course-by-course transcript evaluation from World Education Services (WES).

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


Additional Materials

Please submit additional materials online:

  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Four Short Essays
  • Two Minute Video
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (one from a professor or individual who can attest to your academic capabilities and one letter from a work supervisor or similar)

English Language Proficiency Requirements*

*International applicants only.

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 Three years' professional experience 
Standardized Admission Test None Required
USD Requirements  Graduate Admission Requirements

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