The Master of Science in Peace Engineering will educate a new generation of professionals who are able to address challenges and implement solutions at the intersection of peacebuilding and engineering. The program is the result of a partnership between the U.S. Institute of Peace’s PeaceTech Lab and Drexel’s College of Engineering which aims to transform conflict management using education and research efforts that integrate innovative technologies, approaches, and policies with the studies and practices of peacebuilders. One-year and two-year Master of Science are offered that combine online and classroom courses with experiential learning at partners such as the PeaceTech Lab, the U.S. Institute of Peace, and Drexel’s Dornsife Center.
The Peace Engineering Certificate will introduce students to the field of peace engineering and train students to develop systems-level analysis skills that are critical to the field’s practice. The certificate program was designed in response to requests from federal and academic institutions for Drexel University to provide technical training in peace engineering without requiring a Bschelor of Science degree in Engineering or full-time enrollment at Drexel. Courses for the certificate are selected from the first-year courses used in the Peace Engineering master's program and are appropriate for anyone with a bachelor’s degree in an applied or social science, or with appropriate work experience. The certificate will be made available to other colleges and universities for use as a minor so that students can learn about peace engineering without the parent university having to begin a dedicated program. Admissions requirements include a bachelor’s degree in an applied or social science, or appropriate work experience.
Please view our academic calendar for term start dates.
|Fall (Sept)||Winter (Jan)||Spring (March)||Summer (June)|
|U. S. Applicants||Sept. 1||Nov. 23||Feb. 22||May 24|
|International Applicants||June 1||Oct 15.||Jan 15.||Apr 1.|
For details regarding the items below, please review the Admission Application Instructions.
How to Submit Application MaterialsDrexel Admissions is currently processing application documents received through the U.S. Postal Service and courier services (DHL, FedEx, UPS, etc.), although there is a slight delay in processing these documents. We strongly recommend that you submit all official transcripts and supporting documentation electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. If your school is not able to send official transcripts electronically, please request that official documents be sent by mail or courier service. Please allow 3–4 weeks for transcripts and supporting documents sent by mail or courier to be processed. We appreciate your patience during this unprecedented time at Drexel and around the world. We will process all documents as soon as we receive them, but please expect some delays.
Graduate Admission Application
Applicants may only apply to one program. All documents submitted by you or on your behalf in support of this application for admission to Drexel University become the property of the University, and will under no circumstances be released to you or any other party. Please note, an application fee of $65 U.S. is required.
Official transcripts must be sent directly to Drexel from all of the colleges and universities that you have attended. Please note that transcripts are required regardless of number of credits taken or if the credits were transferred to another school. An admission decision may be delayed if you do not send transcripts from all colleges and universities that you have attended.
Transcripts must show course-by-course grades and degree conferrals. If your school does not notate degree conferrals on the official transcripts, you must provide copies of any graduate or degree certificates.
If your school issues only one transcript for life, you are required to have a course-by-course evaluation completed by an approved transcript evaluation agency.
Precise, word-for-word English translations of all non-English language documents are required along with official documents in the original language. All translations must be completed by the issuing institution or an ATA-certified translator. Visit the American Translators Association website to search for an ATA-certified translator.
International students: If you have already graduated from your previous institution at the time of your application, please email your graduation certificate(s) attached as PDF or Microsoft Word documents to email@example.com. Note: Any international applicant, regardless of program, may be required to provide a transcript evaluation should the Admissions Committee determine it is needed for the application to be reviewed. If your transcripts are selected for a course-by-course evaluation by an external agency, you will be responsible for supplying all necessary documentation and paying all necessary fees to have your transcripts evaluated.
If you have questions regarding what documents you must submit to fulfill the transcript requirements, contact the Office of Graduate Admissions.
Test of English as a Foreign Language
International applicants are required to demonstrate English language proficiency by submitting scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL minimum scores: 90/577/233), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS minimum Overall Band Score: 6.5), or the Pearson Test of English (PTE minimum score: 61) unless they meet the criteria for a waiver.
Please describe how you would like to apply your technical skills to the conflict management field, or alternatively, how you intend to apply the skills you will learn in the Peace Engineering program to your career as an engineer. Please limit your comments to fewer than 800 words.
Submit your essay with your application or through the Discover Drexel portal after you submit your application.
Upload your résumé as part of your admission application or through the Discover Drexel Portal after you submit your application.
Letters of Recommendation
Two letters of recommendation are required. To electronically request recommendations, you must list your recommenders and their contact information on your application. We advise that you follow up with your recommenders to ensure they received your recommendation request — they may need to check their junk mail folder. Additionally, it is your responsibility to confirm that your recommenders will submit letters by your application deadline and follow up with recommenders who have not completed their recommendations.
Request recommendations with your application or through the Discover Drexel portal after you submit your application.
Alternatively, you may submit your recommendation letters by mail. Letters must include the address, phone number, and signature of the recommender. The recommendation envelope must be submitted unopened to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
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Please refer to Drexel Online Education for application requirements and deadlines.