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

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October 2, 2020

Apply by December 15, 2020.

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In the midst of a global pandemic, increasing authoritarianism, climate change, and sustained systemic racial and gender injustices, equipping peacebuilders with the tools and knowledge to address violence and increase justice is more important than ever.

Applications are now being accepted for the International Peace Studies Concentration of the Master of Global Affairs program beginning in Fall 2021. This program builds on the strength of over 30 years of education and training for peacebuilding professionals at the , part of the 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 strategic peacebuilding, reflective practice, and the foundations of the peace studies field.

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, El Salvador,, Kenya, Lebanon, Myanmar, the Philippines, 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 concentration 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 2021 admittance is December 15, 2020.

Join our network of over 1,800 peace studies alumni who work worldwide to advance justice and advocate for sustainable peace.

June 14, 2016; Susan St. Ville - Keough School. (Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame)

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.

The University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, part of the Keough School of Global Affairs, is one of the world’s leading centers for the study of the causes of violent conflict and strategies for sustainable peace.



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