ITESO is the Jesuit University of Guadalajara. Founded in 1957, belongs to the group of Jesuit universities in the world.

ITESO is the Jesuit University of Guadalajara. Founded in 1957, it belongs to a network of over 228 Jesuit universities around the world. They all share a 450-year-old tradition of Jesuit education, a tradition that has historically been at the center of the world thought, known for educating leaders in all the fields of science and art.

ITESO is known for its academic excellence, a profound concern for both local and global contexts, and its commitment to the improvement of people's living conditions. Its comprehensive educational project looks to develop intelligence and sensitivity, to educate free and socially responsible young men and women for life, in an environment that is ideal for discovering and growing.

Studying at ITESO means sharing a Jesuit education with one and a half million students around the world.

You can be a part of a multicultural environment and study with over 9000 students from Mexico and from other countries such as Argentina, Brazil, the United States, France, Finland, Holland, and Switzerland, who study at our university through the Academic Exchange Program.

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ITESO's Mission Statement

ITESO is a university with Christian inspiration, entrusted to the Society of Jesus. It sees itself as a community of people in constant growth

Its mission is:

  • To form competent, free and committed professionals who are willing to put their being and their actions at the service of society.
  • To expand the boundaries of knowledge and culture in the ongoing search for truth.
  • To propose and develop, in dialogue with different social organizations, viable and relevant solutions to transform systems and institutions.

All of this for the purpose of building a fairer and more humane society.

Vision

To position itself as a leading promoter of fundraising projects for scholarships, social initiatives, and the development and growth of the university, by collaborating with other sectors to form an efficient team that provides service, facilitates information and supports institutional strategy.

Programs taught in:
  • Spanish

This school also offers:

Master

ITESO - Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara

This degree program trains professionals who are committed to serving society; professionals in an ongoing search for the truth, who are capable of proposing and developi ... [+]

This degree program trains professionals who are committed to serving society; professionals in an ongoing search for the truth, who are capable of proposing and developing viable and pertinent solutions to transform systems and institutions.

The Master's Degree in Human Rights and Peace encompasses a professional community that is committed to the promotion of human rights and the construction of peace, social actors who work to promote and defend human rights, and work with those who have suffered violations of their most basic rights and cannot satisfy their hopes for a peaceful existence.

Candidate profile

This master's degree program is aimed at professionals from all disciplines who are committed to society and its context, willing to take on complex problems and to engage in interdisciplinary dialogue, interested in incorporating into their work practice the perspectives of human rights and peace in order to influence public decisions and help the people that have less access to a dignified life.... [-]

Mexico Tlaquepaque
August 2020
Spanish
Full-time
5 semesters
Campus
ITESO - Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara

The Master's Degree in Sustainable Building Projects is aimed at professionals who are interested in reducing the environmental impact of building design and construction ... [+]

The Master's Degree in Sustainable Building Projects is aimed at professionals who are interested in reducing the environmental impact of building design and construction by formulating assessments, identifying critical problems, and suggesting comprehensive solutions that consider the physical, economic and social context.

This program is listed on the National Registry of Quality Programs of CONACYT, as in develop Program.

By the year 2030, the 80 urban areas of Mexico are expected to add 10 million new houses and 415 million square meters of production area to support job growth.

Even though this demand represents business opportunities for the construction sector, the different types of socio-environmental impact that can be expected from this level of construction will be irreversible and devastating if short-term measures are not taken to mitigate them.... [-]

Mexico Tlaquepaque
August 2020
Spanish
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
ITESO - Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara

The Master's Degree in Sustainable Cities and Public Spaces encourages the development of innovative and participatory projects that address social and spatial issues in ... [+]

Cities around the world have grown three times faster than their real needs, and the situation in Mexico is no different. We are experiencing the effects of formal urban proliferation on the outskirts of cities and an exponential growth in the use of cars; consequently, the quality of public spaces has suffered as they have lost their vocation of areas for social interaction, thus creating conditions of inequality, insecurity, pollution, inaccessibility, and a lack of identity in urban areas.

In the face of an urban model in crisis, ITESO, in conjunction with the Department of Habitat and Urban Development, promotes graduate programs in Sustainability that address the growing environmental and social deterioration that urban spaces are undergoing at the local, national, and global levels.... [-]

Mexico Tlaquepaque
August 2020
Spanish
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
ITESO - Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara

This master's degree program forms specialized professionals in the field of the public communication of science and culture, and in sociocultural studies in general. Pro ... [+]

This master's degree program forms specialized professionals in the field of the public communication of science and culture, and in sociocultural studies in general. Professionals capable of influencing the development and democratization of these fields through research, design, planning, management, and specialized interventions.

Our Master's Degree is registered on the National Registry of Quality Graduate Programs of the National Science and Technology Council (CONACYT) as a program of "International Competence," which allows us to offer scholarships to our enrolled students. The process to obtain the CONACYT scholarship is done at ITESO in the last week of August 2015, once students have enrolled.... [-]

Mexico Tlaquepaque
August 2020
Spanish
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 8 semesters
Campus