What to Expect
The Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies graduate programs are designed to prepare you for solving today's most complex issues of poverty, escalating conflict and violence, social injustice and human rights. Our school is located in one of the most beautiful cities in the United States: San Diego, California, right at the Mexican-USA border. After completing this program, graduates will be able to accelerate their initiatives or lead new ones with success.
Learning Outcomes: MA in Peacebuilding (full time program)
This 1-year program is designed for highly motivated and thoughtful leaders in areas such as peacebuilding, human rights, conflict resolution, humanitarian relief, development and social justice who have 5 years or more of experience in this field. The program provides a unique opportunity to learn new ideas and techniques in the field as well as to expand global networks. After completing this program, graduates will be able to accelerate their initiatives or lead new ones with success.
• Think in order to act. Develop praxis that is grounded in theories of peacebuilding and social justice, and includes rigorous processes of self-reflection.
• Innovate. Think like an innovator to develop new solutions for effective peacebuilding and conflict prevention.
• Lead. Capacity to inspire, guide, connect and co-create with others.
• Imagine. Develop the moral imagination to address complex social problems and build positive peace.
Students come from 30 countries to become peacebuilders and changemakers. Some organizations currently employing our graduate students are: British Embassy, World Bank, The Amani Institute, United Nations, Children’s Pesce Building Foundation, Universities around the world and more.
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Last updated February 3, 2016