About the Kroc School

Peace and justice through theory and practice.

To change the world, you have to go there. That's why theories alone don't solve social problems or grant human rights. As Joan B. Kroc believed, it's not enough to talk about peace — we need to make peace by taking action. Since 2000, students have been encouraged to solve real-world problems in real time. Here, visionaries from countries all over the world connect and collaborate through learning that goes beyond papers and presentations. You don't just talk about the refugee crisis; you learn how to use data to aid displaced peoples and migrants. Because at the Kroc School, it's not about teaching peace, it's about learning to become active participants in the practice of changemaking.

Learn how we're furthering the pursuit of peace and justice through our institutes and centers.

From a master of arts in peace and justice to a master of arts in social innovation to a dual degree with USD School of Law, our programs cover a range of academic pursuits in peacemaking, changemaking and social justice.

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