Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame: Fully-Funded Master’s Program

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Applications are now being accepted for the Master’s in Global Affairs – Peace Studies Concentration for Fall, 2018. With our strong 30-year tradition, the Kroc Institute of International Peace Studies continues to train peacebuilding professionals now in the new Keough School of Global Affairs.  At the Kroc Institute, we emphasize strategic peacebuilding, ensuring that our graduates are able both to think critically about the causes of violence and act decisively to build the conditions that lead to human flourishing.

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In the two-year Master’s of Global Affairs, all students undertake an interdisciplinary core curriculum. Students in the Peace Studies Concentration receive specialized training in the Foundations of Peace Studies and in Strategic Peacebuilding. A hallmark of the program is an extended six-month field internship experience with an organization dedicated to working for peace and justice. Field site locations include Jerusalem, Nairobi, Cape Town, Washington DC and Colombia. Our field organizations range from policy-oriented think tanks to civil society groups to local grassroots organizations. While in the field students also conduct independent research that serves as the basis for a final Master’s Capstone Project.

All admitted students to the MGA-Peace Studies program are eligible for a full scholarship that covers tuition and a living stipend. Costs associated with the field internship experience are covered as well. The application deadline for Fall, 2018 is December 15, 2017. Please click on this link to begin your application on-line.

Join the network of over 500 Peace Studies alumni from the University of Notre Dame who work worldwide to advance global justice and sustainable peace. If you have any questions about Peace Studies please contact Susan St. Ville, Director of the Peace Studies Concentration at [email protected].


Photo from Kroc Student in Uganda.


Craig Zelizer

Craig Zelizer

Dr. Craig Zelizer is the Founder of PCDN.global, which connects a global community of changemakers to the tools, community and opportunities to build careers of impact and scale change. He has strong experience in the development sector, academia and social entrepreneurship. From 2005 to 2016 he served as a professor in the Conflict Resolution program at Georgetown University (where he still teaches). He has led trainings, workshops and consultancies in over 20 countries organizations including with USIP, USAID, CRS, Rotary International and others. Craig is a recognized leader in the social sector field. He has received several awards including George Mason’s School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution’s alumni of the year award and an alumni career achievement award from Central European University. Dr. Zelizer spent two years in Hungary as Fulbright Scholar and was a Boren Fellow in Bosnia. He has published widely on peacebuilding, entrepreneurship, and innovation in higher education.
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