MA in Peace and Justice Part-Time Program

The Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies is the nation's first stand alone School focusing on Peace and Justice. Kroc School's theory + practice model involves intense interdisciplinary courses where students gain knowledge by participating in real-world projects and decision-making, with exceptional opportunities to connect with top international leaders. Our programs draw a dynamic and globally diverse student population from more than 30 countries on 5 continents. Our proximity to the USA - Mexico border provides real-time opportunities to engage in pressing peace and justice issues on both sides of the border.

Program Overview

The Master of Arts in Peace and Justice part-time program prepares working professionals to advance in careers in a wide range of sectors and areas related to conflict resolution, mediation, development, human rights, advocacy, social entrepreneurship and education. The program is designed for individuals seeking to acquire the fundamental knowledge and skills to become problem solvers and leaders in peacebuilding and social justice.

Who should Apply?

The Master of Arts in Peace and Justice part-time program is designed for highly motivated working professionals who believe that peace and justice ;are fundamental to the sustainability of communities and aspire to make a significant impact in the world. Our MAPJ students have undergraduate degrees in a wide range of fields such as: political science, conflict resolution, anthropology, international relations, human rights, sociology, religious studies, gender studies, history, psychology and business administration. We look for people with bold ideas, passion and the courage to create change.

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Program Length Between 2 and 5 years
Class Size 10 - 25
Age Range 24 - 56
Location University of San Diego Campus
Application Deadline February 15
Employers of Recent Graduates

United Nations
Deloitte
U.S. Department of Commerce
One Earth Future Foundation
World Bank
University of San Diego
Nature Conservancy
Catholi Relief Services
U.S. Agency for International Development
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