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Application and Admissions Procedure

Current Students

Current graduate students wishing to enroll in the Graduate Certificate program will need to apply through the Graduate School. Please visit the Graduate Admissions Site. Applicants will be taken through the process of applying online using the KUGRAD form. The application process entails: completing the KUGRAD form, paying a $30.00 application fee, and submitting material required for the Peace & Conflict Studies Certificate, identified on page 4 of the application:

  • A letter stating their interest in Peace & Conflict Studies and its relationship to their graduate course of study
  • An unofficial copy of their KU transcript
  • A letter of support from their graduate degree program

New Students

Students applying for admission to another graduate program at KU will send a letter of application stating their interest in Peace & Conflict Studies, and after receiving fonnal notification of admission to the other program, must request that a letter of confirmation be sent to PCS. They will be admitted to the Graduate Certificate Program on the condition that they are admitted into regular status by the other program.

Non-Degree Applicants

Non-degree seeking graduate students must submit an application for non-degree status to the Graduate School along with an application fee, two copies of official transcripts from all previous post-secondary educational institutions, a personal statement of the student's interest in Peace & Conflict Studies, and two letters or recommendations from persons familiar with their academic work and potential for graduate school. Minimum requirements will be a bachelor's degree with a 3.0 or higher GPA. The GPA requirement may be waived at the discretion of the PCS Coordinator.

Application deadlines: May 1 for Fall semester; November 15 for Spring semester

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