Applications for the 2019-2020 academic year are now closed. Please visit this page in March 2020 for admission information for September 2020.

This multidisciplinary undergraduate program attracts some of the top-achieving students who go on to take positions in prominent international organizations such as the United Nations, work on social justice issues through non-governmental organizations, and pursue graduate degrees in law and social science.The Centre also provides opportunities to conduct original research in the field, engage with some of the world’s top researchers on the causes and resolution of violence and conduct internships at relevant organizations.

The program seeks students with a variety of different experiences and qualifications.

While we welcome students with diverse experiences, this is a limited enrolment program that can only accommodate a limited number of students. A number of criteria will inform your admission decision. Due to the limited enrolment nature of this program, students are strongly advised to keep their options open and consider other programs as well.  Applicants may only apply once per calendar year.

To apply, you must have completed 4.0 FCE.

While it is NOT a prerequisite for program admission, students in their first year who are interested in the program in Peace, Conflict and Justice are advised to take three introductory courses in History, Economics, Psychology, Sociology and/or International Relations (courses listed in cluster 1 for the major and specialist).

Application Instructions

Step 1: Online application and supplementary documents

Students may request a Peace, Conflict and Justice subjectPOSt from the Faculty of Arts & Science’s website. Students may choose to request a major program and/or specialist program.

After choosing either a major or specialist subject POSt, you will be prompted to:

  1. Write a 500-word essay answering one of the following:
    • What is peace? Justify your response with a real-world example.
    • Tell us about a present day conflict and propose a solution to end it.  It your solution just and why (or why not)?
  2. Upload a writing sample (essay) from this past year in university, in PDF format. Max of 10 pages.
  3. Upload a resume in PDF format.

We recommend having the supplementary documents prepared in advance of submitting your subjectPOSt application request on the website. Please do NOT include any spaces in your filenames as this will result in invalid characters.

Step 2: Interview Process

Not all students will be invited for an interview. If you are selected, you will receive an email with interview dates and times. Arrangements will be made for those who are unable to come in for an interview. During the first request period, interviews typically occur late June, and during the second request period, in early September.

Step 3: Results

Students will be notified of their results by the date(s) specified on the Faculty of Arts & Science’s subjectPOSt website. Some students may be placed on a waitlist; however, this does not guarantee admission into the program. Students who are not admitted into the program during the first round cannot reapply during the second round.

Step 4: Registration

Once invited to the program, students are accountable for accepting the invitation on ACORN. Students admitted into the program have guaranteed entry into our core courses.


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