IPCR has an average of 20 students per class
Kiangana Dialungana (Makaya Revell), SIS/MA '17
As an orphan and refugee of war, I’m helping children with similar stories.
When I was 16, I came to the US from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where violent war has occurred my entire life. Many children there are orphans of war. A lot of them live in the streets and have been exploited as child soldiers, sex slaves, and many of them starve. I started a foundation in my mother’s name and am building an orphanage in the DRC as a way to create a place where those children can be safe, supported, educated, and loved.
IPCR has 3 Boren Fellows, 2 Fulbright English Teaching Fellows, 1 DACOR Bacon Fellow, 1 Critical Language Scholarship Winner
When you should apply to the program depends on what semester you want to start taking classes in and whether you are a domestic or international student.
Application deadlines for an MA in International Peace and Conflict Resolution are as follows:
- Fall semester (all applicants): January 15
- Spring semester (domestic applicants): October 1
- Spring semester (international applicants): September 15
Missed a deadline but still interested in applying? Email the SIS Graduate Admissions office.
IPCR graduates go on to exciting peacebuilding careers in nonprofits, government, and business.
The top employers of recent IPCR graduates include U.S. Department of State, U.S. Institute of Peace, World Bank Group, Chemonics International, and Human Rights Watch. Within six months of graduation, 77% of graduates earn $40,000 or more.
Looking for more information or help? SIS has a dedicated career development center to assist current students and alumni.
The School of International Service offers merit-based aid in the form of scholarships and fellowships at the time of admission. SIS also has partnerships with a number of organizations like the Peace Corps and Pickering Fellowship that provide qualified individuals with funding.
The International Peace and Conflict Resolution program offers several scholarships and grants to current students.
Need-based aid is available through AU Central Office and generally takes the form of a federal low-interest loan package.