Master Master Scholarships in International Peace Studies

at University of Notre Dame in United States

The Kroc Institute’s Master’s Degree in International Peace Studies will prepare you for a career in public policy, political change, organizational management or conflict analysis and transformation.

Students in the 2-year master’s program:

  • Complete coursework in peace and justice theory, contemporary conflicts and strategies of peace, and career paths in public policy, political change, management, and conflict analysis and transformation.
  • Work as interns for six months at leading organizations in Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, or the United States, strengthening professional skills.
  • Make connections and join a global network of Kroc Institute alumni at work in nearly 100 countries around the world.

Graduates work around the world in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, including government agencies, multinational organizations, international research and policy centers, and local, regional, and global nongovernmental organizations.

  • Thanks to the generosity of Mrs. Joan B. Kroc, the Kroc Institute offers students who are accepted into the master’s program a full scholarship and a stipend for housing and living expenses.

Students admitted to the master’s program receive a scholarship that covers the full cost of two years of graduate tuition at the University of Notre Dame. Master’s students also receive a stipend for housing and living expenses, and support for the 6-month internship, including travel to and from a Kroc Institute field site in Africa, Asia, Jerusalem, Latin America or the United States.

The living expense stipend for the 2014-15 academic year was $15,200. Graduate stipends are intended to cover costs such as housing, telephone, food, books, supplies, and travel for students while in residence at Notre Dame and during the internship. The Notre Dame Graduate School makes housing available to students. Off-campus rental housing also is available.

Professional development
Master’s students in International Peace Studies are immersed in professional development and career preparation from their first day on campus. As a complement to their academic classwork, every student takes a two-semester Reflective Practice & Professional Development Seminar, designed to enhance leadership skills, support planning for vocational direction, and sharpen tools for professional success.

Master’s students also may apply for professional development funding from the Kroc Institute to support travel and/or other expenses related to participation in a conference or other academic or professional event.

Kroc Institute faculty also advise and mentor students on an individual basis, while the Kroc Institute and Notre Dame offer many opportunities for networking with alumni and other professionals working in peace and justice related positions around the world.

The deadline for applications is December 15 each year

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