Why the Kroc School?
Dynamic and Diverse Students
Heralded for pereparing peacebuilders through interdisciplinary schoalrship and advanced practice, the Master of Arts in Peace and Justice Studies program serves as a nexus of dialogue and engagement, drawing a dynamic and diverse student population from over 20 countries on four continents.
Challenging and Rewarding Cohort System
The cohort allows students to establish close working relationships with classmates in a challenging and rewarding academic environment. Through a rigorous curriculum emphasizing theory, research and practice, faculty challenge program participants to examine the nature of peace and justice and develop the skills and practices needed for work in the field.
Committed to interdisciplinary education, the MA program's faculty partner with faculty and centers from the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as the Schools of Business Administration, Law, Leadership and Education Sciences and Nursing and Health Science.
The Kroc School is one of the few freestanding graduate schools of peace studies in the world. Its geographic location has produced important partnerships on issues related to the border region. Additionally, the presence of a large military community in the San Diego area provides a unique opportunity for dialogue about he role of the military in conflict and peacebuilding.