School of Peace Studies

Contact: Jessica López
Phone: (619) 260-7919
Fax: (619) 849-8109

Location: KIPJ Room 123
Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110

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Academic Programs

The Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies Graduate Programs

Do you want to be an effective agent of peace and social justice? Our masters programs are designed to prepare students for solving today's most troubling issues. With this in mind, we offer an integrated curriculum that explicitly combines social justice, poverty alleviation and conflict resolution. Through a distinctive learning experience, students will expand their vision and imagination of what is possible to build a better world and gain expertise to translate ideas into action.

Not every community is the same. Not every individual is the same. We design programs that leverage diversity, but recognize different stages of peacebuilding and changemaking leadership.

NOTE:  The MA in Peacebuilding will not be offered for Fall, 2017.

Select the master program that best fits your career level: 

                       MA in Peace and Justice  MA in Peacebuilding
Program length 
 2 years full time
1 year full time
Part time option available?
How long to complete program
It can be completed any time
within 5 consecutive years.
Internship required? 
Required work experience?
Required units to complete program
Scholarships available?
Yes - for full time enrollment


We empower students to translate ideas into action and have access to unique peacebuilding projects within our award-winning institutes: The Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice and the Trans-Border Institute.