The University of Notre Dame invites applications for the PhD in Peace Studies at Kroc Institute in the USA for the 2022/23 academic session.
The PhD program at the Kroc Institute empowers students to become outstanding scholars and teachers. People who contribute to a growing body of peace building knowledge and practice with the goal of addressing violence and alleviating human suffering.
Peace studies PhD students entering the program have formal training and/or a degree in one of six partner disciplines for research and coursework:
- political science,
- sociology, or
The peace studies curriculum is integrated with these traditional disciplines in the humanities and social sciences to create a unique framework of study for each student. Students also have access to extensive research opportunities at the Institute and across Notre Dame.
Upon graduation, students are fully trained and equipped for a wide variety of scholarly, teaching, and professional careers, including:
- Interdisciplinary academic positions;
- Positions requiring expertise in the peace and conflict sub-fields of anthropology, history, political science, psychology, sociology, or theology; and
- Scholar-practitioner roles in intergovernmental, governmental, or nongovernmental organizations.
Worth of Award
All admitted students receive a full tuition scholarship, generous stipend (Cost-of-living in South Bend), health insurance, and additional funding for conference travel and research activities.
- Applicants must hold at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, domestic or international, to be eligible for admission to a graduate program at the University.
- It is also anticipated that applicants will have formal training and/or a degree in the joint area to which they are applying.
- Previous graduate work is not required except in the case of Peace Studies and Theology for which a master’s degree in theology is required.
- Prospective students interested in a master’s degree in peace studies should explore the Master of Global Affairs in International Peace Studies program.
How to Apply
All applications must be made online and all required materials must be uploaded including the following:
- Curriculum Vitae (CV);
- Statement of intent;
- Writing sample;
- Names and contact information for three recommenders;
- Unofficial transcripts from prior institutions or in-progress degrees;
- Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score – required for Sociology and Theology only;
- TOEFLT or IELTS score for international applicants only. (students from Anglophone countries or who hold a University degree from an English-speaking institution are exempt from this requirement).
Your statement of intent (maximum 1,000 words) should describe your areas of interest and experience as explicitly as possible. It should also list the faculty with whom you wish to study. Please address both your interest in peace studies and in the discipline of the partner department in your statement.
Similarly, your writing sample must be single-authored and should demonstrate your skills in writing, analysis, and peace research. It should represent your best sample of academic writing. If you send part of a longer work (for example, a senior or master’s thesis), please include an abstract of no more than 250 words describing the whole piece and its argument. Writing samples should be in English.
Deadline: Applications for the PhD in Peace Studies are due by December 15, 2022.