Applying peace starts here.

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


MA in Peace and Justice

MA in Social Innovation

MS in Conflict Management and Resolution

Program Length:

2 years, full-time

1 year, full-time

1 year, full-time

Priority Deadlines
Full-Time: Now Accepting Applications 

Now Accepting Applications

Now Accepting Applications

Part-Time: Now Accepting Applications Now Accepting Applications Now Accepting Applications
Transcripts Required Required Required
Resume/Curriculum (CV) Required Required Required
Four Short Essays Required* Required* Required*
Letters of Recommendation/Other Required (3 letters) Required (2 letters)/2-minute video) Required (2 letters)
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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 None 3 years of professional experience
Standardized Admissions Test None None  None
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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 2019-2020, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on April 1, 2019. Access the catalog of record at

The Peacebuilding and Social Innovation Minor

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) units 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 Innovation1-3
PJS 498Internship3
PJS 499Independent Study1-3
Total Units23-27

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.