Master of Arts in Peace and Justice

Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego

Program Description

Master of Arts in Peace and Justice

Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego

In 2016 we are offering a new 2-year Master of Arts in Peace and Justice (MAPJ; full-and part-time) for individuals who want to create change and solve today’s most troubling issues. Application deadline is January 15.

Our School is located in one of the most beautiful cities in the United States: San Diego, California, right at the Mexico-U.S border.

The MAPJ offers a curriculum where students will gain:

• Deep understanding of the global and local contexts in which violence, oppression and social injustice occur

• Knowledge of theories and frameworks to explain complex situations

• Capacity to design new approaches and solutions to peace and justice issues

• Competence in implementing and assessing the impact of programs and initiatives

A rich course portfolio includes human rights, conflict resolution, leadership and organizations, development, technology and social change, and social entrepreneurship to shape professionals equipped to work effectively for peace and justice across multiple organizational settings. The MAPJ is a one-of-a-kind learning program, where students can participate in projects through our award-winning institutes: theJoan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, the Trans-Border Institute, and the Center for Peace and Commerce. Student entrepreneurs can access seed funding to launch and test social ventures for peace through our Social Innovation Challenge, which has awarded $234,000 in cash to students since its inception in 2011.

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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated October 13, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2017
2 - 5 years
Part time
Full time
Start date Aug. 2017
USA San Diego, California
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 2 - 5 years
Price - 1200 USD per unit