While we welcome students with diverse experiences, this is a limited enrollment program that can accommodate a limited number of students. Admission is determined by a range of criteria, including at the initial stage a student's academic background, a short essay, a writing sample, a resume, and as a later stage of the process, a personal interview on invitation of the Program Director. In the past, enrollment in Peace, Conflict and Justice has proven to be extremely competitive across all of these dimensions, and an applicant's success in any one of these dimensions does not necessarily guarantee admission to the program in any given year. 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 Political Science (courses listed in Cluster 1 for the major and specialist).
Cluster 1 - Introductory Courses
3. POL208H1 and an additional 0.5 credit in POL at the 200-level
NOTE: Students applying to the program in Spring 2022 also have the option of completing POL208H1 and 0.5 credit in quantitative methods from one of the following courses: ECO220Y1, EEB125H1, GGR270H1, GGR274H1, POL222H1, PSY201H1, PSY202H1, SOC202H1, STA201H1, STA220H1, STA221H1, or an appropriate substitution on the approval of the Program Director. This option will not be available to students who enrol in the program from Spring 2023 onwards.
Except for POL208H1, substitutions may be permitted for other introductory courses in relevant disciplines, based on a student's rationale and on approval of the Program Director.
Cluster 2 - PCJ Core Courses
5. 2.0 credits of complementary courses, at least 1.0 credit of which must be at the 300+ level, from: CRI429H1, ECO200Y1, ECO202Y1, ECO220Y1, GGR240H1, GGR241H1, GGR419H1, HIS241H1, HIS242H1, HIS401H1, JPR364Y1, MUN101H1/ MUN102H1, MUN200H1, PHL378H1, POL201Y1, POL326Y1, POL340Y1, POL345Y1, PHL373H1, POL412H1, POL417Y1, POL459Y1, PSY220H1, PSY270H1, PSY322H1, RLG280Y1, RLG309H1, SOC210H1, SOC260H1, SOC249H1, SOC367H1 or alternative courses on the approval of the Program Director, based on the needs of students interdisciplinary programs of study.