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Ph.D. in Peace Studies Program in USA

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The Ph.D. program at the Kroc Institute empowers students to become outstanding scholars and teachers who contribute to a growing body of peacebuilding knowledge and practice with the goal of addressing violence and alleviating human suffering.

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Peace studies Ph.D. students entering the program have formal training and/or a degree in one of six partner disciplines for research and course work: anthropology, history, political science, psychology, sociology, or theology. 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:

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  • Interdisciplinary academic positions;
  • Positions requiring expertise in the peace and conflict subfields of anthropology, history, political science, psychology, sociology, or theology; and
  • Scholar-practitioner roles in intergovernmental, governmental, or nongovernmental organizations.

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.

Current Notre Dame graduate students pursuing a terminal master’s or doctoral degree are invited to complete a Graduate Minor in Peace Studies.

Contact: krocphd@nd.edu

Website link: https://kroc.nd.edu/ph-d/

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