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School of Peace Studies

Contact: Marisa Alioto
mnalioto@sandiego.edu
Phone: (619) 260-7929
Fax: (619) 849-8109

Location: KIPJ Room 113
Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110

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Academic Programs

Program Requirements

The Master of Arts programs begin in late August. The Master of Arts in Peacebuilding is a 1-year program and is available for individuals with more than five years of work experience relevant to the field of peace and justice (NOTE:  The MA in Peacebuilding will not be offered for Fall, 2017). Those without this experience should apply for the Master of Arts in Peace and Justice, which is a 2-year program and includes a 10-week summer internship.  The Master of Arts in Peace and Justice is available full-time and part-time.

Please be sure to check out application deadlines and other important information in Admissions.

Requirements for the MA in Peacebuilding (1-year program)

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

  • Full-time status as a graduate student
  • Approval of courses by the Program Director
  • Required Orientation
  • 30 units of graduate work with a 3.0 or higher
  • Three core courses (9 units)
  • Five elective courses (15 units)
  • Three 1-unit workshops (3 units)
  • Applied Peace Project (3 units) must be at “B” or better performance
  • No more than 6 units of course work may be taken outside of the Kroc School.  Of these 6 units, no more than 3 units of course work at the 300 or 400 level can be counted toward the 30 units.

Requirements for the MA in Peace and Justice (2-year program)

  • Full-time status as a graduate student
  • Approval of courses by the Program Director
  • Required Orientation
  • 39 units of graduate work with a 3.0 or higher
  • Six core courses (18 units)
  • Four elective courses (12 units)
  • Three 1-unit workshops (3 units)
  • Internship (3 units)
  • Capstone Proposal and Project (3 units) must be at “B” or better performance.
  • No more than 6 units of course work may be taken outside of the Kroc School.  Of these 6 units, no more than 3 units of course work at the 300 or 400 level can be counted toward the 39 units.

With the exception of the Applied Peace Project or Capstone Project and, for students completing a required internship, substitutions of required courses can occur with the approval of the program director if a required course duplicates previous academic work of the student.