How to Apply: CRES Domestic Applicants

You are a domestic applicant if you:

  • Are a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States
  • Have been granted asylee, refugee or paroled in the public interest status by the United States government
  • Are in the United States in an undocumented or DACAmented status

If you do not meet these requirements, you may need to apply as an international applicant.

Steps to Apply

  1. Apply through the UO Graduate School

    Application Requirements

    • 3 Letters of Recommendation

      You’ll enter the contact information for individuals who are in a position to write recommendations evaluating your potential for successful completion of the program. When possible, include at least two academic references. Your references will receive emails, prompting them to submit their recommendation. You will receive an email confirmation when each reference is submitted.

    • CV or Résumé

    • Unofficial transcripts from post-secondary institutions, at which you took 12 or more credits, including the University of Oregon.

    • Statement of Interest

      In 2–4 pages outline your:

      • Interests in conflict resolution
      • Career aspirations
      • Relevant work or life experiences that have led you to apply
      • Reasons for seeking this degree
    • Academic or Professional Writing Sample

      • 5–10 double-spaced pages in length
      • Must be an accurate reflection of your writing but does not need to be related to the field of conflict resolution
      • If you do not have a recent writing sample, please contact Kata Bahnsen-Reinhardt to discuss suitable alternatives

    Strongly Recommended

    • Copy of your GRE, LSAT, GMAT, or MAT score report
    • We do not have cut-off scores and will accept score reports for tests taken within the past five years
  2. Official Transcripts

    • Have each post-secondary institution at which you took 12 or more credits or earned a degree from, send your official transcripts, in an unopened envelope, to the Office of the Registrar.

      Office of the Registrar
      5257 University of Oregon
      Eugene, OR 97403

      Or, for official electronic transcripts, email

    • If you have not yet finished your degree at the time of application, please send your current transcripts. If you attended or are currently attending the University of Oregon, you do not need to send official versions of your UO transcripts.

  3. Interview

    • An interview with a representative of the CRES Program will be scheduled with those candidates whose applications advance to the final stage of review. These interviews are conducted in person, when possible, or via Skype.

    • This is an opportunity for us to get to know you beyond what paper and numbers can tell us. We want to be sure not only that are you a good match for the program but that the program is also a good match for you. The interviews are not a test! They are a relaxed conversation.

    • Instructions will be sent to you by email once your completed application has been submitted.

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