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

Full-Time: January 15, 2018

March 15, 2018

March 15, 2018

Part-Time: January 15, 2018 March 15, 2018 March 15, 2018
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 2016-2017, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on October 1, 2016. Access the catalog of record at

18 units consisting of 3 lower-division and 15 upper-division units:
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) from relevant discipline (approved by Peace and Justice Studies Advisor)6
Peace and Justice Studies Undergraduate-Level Courses
Topics in Peace, Justice and Social Innovation
Independent Study

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.