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

University of San Diego

Introduction

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).

The Kroc School is a resource for international peacebuilders and changemakers, students, faculty, community members and all who are dedicated to peace and justice. We invite you to explore our website, learn more about our master's program and the work of our institutes, sign up for our e-newsletters, or schedule a visit.

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MA in Social Innovation

Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 USA San Diego

Leading social change is hard work that requires innovative vision backed by entrepreneurial skills and a deep understanding of the problem at hand. Students pursuing a Master of Arts in Social Innovation (MASI)look critically at the roots of social challenges and injustice, then seek to create real change through bold new responses to poverty, inequality, human rights abuses and humanitarian crises. [+]

Jumpstart Your Journey Of Changemaking Spotting the need for change isn't hard and it is possible to make a difference; all you need is a passion for social change and the skills necessary to put your ideas into action. Leading social change is hard work that requires innovative vision backed by entrepreneurial skills and a deep understanding of the problem at hand. Students pursuing a Master of Arts in Social Innovation (MASI) look critically at the roots of social challenges and injustice, then seek to create real change through bold new responses to poverty, inequality, human rights abuses and humanitarian crises. No other master's degree brings together the unique skills and expertise gained at a peace school in collaboration with leadership, humanities, science and business. The MASI program provides a deep understanding of social challenges – obtained in classes like Social Entrepreneurship, Global Challenge and Development and Conflict - and then pairs that knowledge with critical thinking, inventiveness, leadership and sustainable business design, which come from classes offered in the Business and Leaderships Schools. Why Choose a Masters in Social Innovation from the Kroc School? Only MA in Social Innovation rooted at a Peace School Social Innovation Challenge provides up to $50,000 dollars in seed funding for students to make their capstone project a reality No GRE required 9-month program Only MA in Social Innovation offered in a Ashoka U Changemaker Campus - the leading designation for social innovation in higher education. Design, implement and manage innovations for social change.... [-]

Master of Arts in Peace and Justice

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 5 years August 2018 USA San Diego + 1 more

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. [+]

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... [-]

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Welcome to the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies

Can Universities be Central to World Change? | Patricia Márquez, Dean of the Kroc School of Peace Studies | TEDxSanDiego

Tour of the School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego

Contact

University of San Diego - Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

Address University of San Diego 5998 Alcalá Park San Diego, CA
92110 San Diego, California, USA
Website http://www.sandiego.edu/peacestudies/institutes/ipj/
Phone +1 619-260-4600