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Peace and International Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Kansas City, MO, United States
In our increasingly connected and complicated world, the ability to appreciate the working systems and cultures across the globe has never been more in-demand. We offer a bachelor degree in Peace and International Studies at the Rockhurst University. 
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The Peace and International Studies major at Rockhurst University is designed to cultivate well-rounded representatives and leaders through interdisciplinary and international studies - allowing students to customize their degree to their own unique interests. 

Additionally, students seeking a peace and international studies major are required to take four semesters of college-level work in the same foreign language (or equivalent work approved by the Chair of the Department of Modern Languages).

Learning Outcomes 

  • Students seeking a peace and international studies major will have a working knowledge of world systems (cultural, political, economic, and historical)
  • In order to gain a degree in peace and international studies, students will produce competency in a second language sufficient for use in study, dialogue, diplomacy, and travel
  • Graduates will leave prepared to assume leadership roles in the 21st century in the Jesuit tradition of men and women for others

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • History of Modern Middle East
  • Modern South Asia 
  • Intercultural Communication 
  • The Classical World 
  • Revenge, Law, and the History of Justice 
  • Europe Since 1945 

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

General Requirements

  • Complete an online application for admission
  • Counselor's written recommendation
  • ACT or SAT test score
  • English proficiency: TOEFL - Internet based minimum score of 80
  • Provide an Official Statement of Finances directly from a bank or financial institution
  • Official high school academic credentials, translated into English if necessary
  • International students/scholars will be able to waive the mandatory student health insurance as long as their policy meets the criteria below, or they may enroll in Rockhurst's policy

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18900 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18900 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Kansas City

  • 980 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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