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Master of Arts in Peace and Justice Studies

    


Master of Arts in Peace and Justice Studies

Joan B Kroc School of Peace Studies
University of San Diego

The Master of Arts in Peace and Justice Studies is an interdisciplinary program emphasizing peace as human development. The goals of the Program are: 1) to produce graduates who are capable of relating disciplinary and cross-disciplinary theories of peace and justice to real world problem-solving involving regional and international conflict; 2) to foster scholarly agendas that examine the dynamics of justice and peacebuilding; and, 3) to facilitate faculty and student interaction and development across disciplines and academic units at USD, as well as in the community. Students in the prgoram can benefit from the School of Peace Studies’ two institutes: the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice and the Trans-Border Institute.


Admissions

Master of Arts in Peace and Justice Studies

Entrance Semesters:Fall (August)
Application Deadline:February 15, 2011 (2011/2012 academic year)
Minimum Grade Point Average:3.00 (4.00 scale) in all undergraduate course work
Standardized Admission Test:Graduate Record Examination* (GRE) General Test only
Required Course Work:None
Required Licenses/Credentials:None
Additional Requirements:3 Letters of Recommendation
Resume
Personal Statement
TOEFL exam for international students
* may be waived at the discretion of the Program Director

Application Completion - Application Packet available from USD’s Office of Graduate Admissions

On your application indicate if you are applying for the 12-month or 17-month track:

12-month track - A minimum of three years experience relevant to the field of peace and justice

17-month track - Additional Requirements : None


Financial Aid and Tuition

All students accepted into the Peace and Justice Studies Program are eligible to be considered for the Gandhi Fellowships and the Joan B. Kroc Scholarships in Peace and Justice Studies.

Application for program admission constitutes application for these fellowships and scholarships.

Awards are determined by faculty committee.

Students selected for Gandhi Fellowships will receive a minimum of $11,500 applied to tuition.

Gandhi Fellows will be involved in various activities in the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice and the Trans-Border Institute in collaboration with USD faculty and Institute officials.

The Gandhi Fellowships and other financial aid are offered to permit full-time study


Contact Information

For more information

On the Master's Program - Contact:On how to apply - Visit Graduate Admissions:

Lee Ann Otto, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110
USA


Phone: (619) 260-7921
Fax: (619) 849-8109

Email: lotto@sandiego.edu

www.sandiego.edu/admissions/graduate

Admissions office located in Serra Hall, Room 202.

Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm.

Contact and mailing information:

University of San Diego
Office of Graduate Admissions
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego , CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-4524
Fax: (619) 260-4158
Email: grads@sandiego.edu