The Spring international application deadline is Dec. 12
The Fall international application deadline is Aug. 2
Had an average GPA of 3.59 and an average combined Evidence Based Reading and Math SAT score of 1239 (ACT equivalent 26)
A minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the paper version of the test, 213 on the computer-based version or a 79-80 on the internet-based version. IELTS minimum score: 6.5.
Freshman applicants may waive the TOEFL, IELTS exam if their secondary institution provides written verification that the means of instruction is in English, they are enrolled in an IB curriculum, attend an American School or enrolled in a curriculum that leads to Cambridge International Examinations: IGCSE/O-Level and GCE/A level exam.
This program provides students with knowledge of the key issues, research, and theories in the important and emerging field of Peace and Conflict Studies.
Students are challenged to answer the following key content questions:
How do factors such as poverty, lack of education and social inequity lead to conflict, both internationally and domestically?
What are the causes and conditions which generate and sustain conflict and violence?
What are the principles and methods for the resolution of conflict and violence?
What are the norms, practices and institutions for conflict transformation and building peace?
The undergraduate curriculum is inter-disciplinary, combining courses from Cultural Studies, Criminal Justice, History, Political Science, and Sociology, among other disciplines. Students take a seminar that helps them integrate the learning from their electives to address the central questions of the field. Undergraduate students may study abroad at partner universities to gain a global perspective. Students can also engage in field work or internships for academic credit.