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

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Applications are now being accepted for the International Peace Studies Concentration of the Master of Global Affairs program beginning in Fall 2019. This program builds on the strength of over 30 years of education and training for peacebuilding professionals at the Kroc Institute of International Peace Studies, now part of the new Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame. At the Kroc Institute, we emphasize strategic peacebuilding, ensuring that our graduates are able to think critically about the causes of violence and act decisively to build the conditions that lead to human flourishing.

In the two-year Master of Global Affairs program, all students undertake an interdisciplinary core curriculum. Students in the International Peace Studies Concentration receive specialized training in 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 around the world. Past field site locations have included Colombia, Israel-Palestine, Kenya, South Africa, and Washington D.C. 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 with coaching from a faculty advisor. This research serves as the basis for a final master’s capstone project.

All students admitted to the International Peace Studies program are eligible for a full scholarship that covers tuition and includes a living stipend. All costs associated with the field internship experience are covered as well. The application deadline for Fall 2019 admittance is December 15, 2018.


Click on this link to begin your application online.

Join our network of over 1,700 peace studies alumni from the University of Notre Dame who work worldwide to advance justice and advocate for sustainable peace. If you have any questions about the Master of Global Affairs, International Peace Studies program please contact Susan St. Ville, Director of the International Peace Studies Concentration at [email protected].

Students in the Master of Global Affairs program can also choose a concentration in Sustainable Development or Global Affairs (with a specialization).



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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