Master of Arts in Peace and Justice

General

Program Description

Application deadline: 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.

Here you will receive career guidance, counseling, participate in workshops and experiential learning opportunities at the US-Mexico border and abroad.

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.

Learn more about the MAPJ in this video.

The Outcome

People who pursue a MAPJ share a common interest in peace and social justice. You'll graduate with a toolkit for promoting peace, an expanded mindset for overcoming injustice, and the knowledge and skills for making effective change.

Requirements

  • Transcript(s)
  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Four Short Essays
  • Two Letters of Recommendation

*International applicants must provide English Proficiency Exam Scores and transcript evaluations for institutions outside of the US.

Last updated Dec 2019

About the School

At the University of San Diego Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, we promote a multifaceted approach to peacebuilding and social justice, integrating theory and practice in the classroom as well as ... Read More

At the University of San Diego Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, we promote a multifaceted approach to peacebuilding and social justice, integrating theory and practice in the classroom as well as in communities worldwide. We research some of the toughest, most troubling phenomena of our times, producing rigorous and innovative work published in a wide variety of outlets. Students from all over the world are prepared by outstanding faculty and gain experience in the field through our Internship Program and the Kroc School institutes - the Institute for Peace and Justice, the Trans-Border Institute, and the Center for Peace and Commerce (the latter in partnership with the School of Business Administration). Read less