About the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies

A global hub for peacebuilding and social innovation.

We are a community of life-long learners focused on world-changing research, immersive training and developing individuals’ skills for shaping a better tomorrow. We put theory to action with a profound attention to the context and lived experiences of those affected by violence and injustice. As Joan B. Kroc said, “it's not enough to talk about peace — we must make peace by taking action.” Since 2000, we have cultivated the courage and capacity in students to face the world’s most pressing challenges with original thinking, moral imagination, practical skills and inspired research. Here, changemakers from countries all over the world connect and collaborate through learning that goes beyond papers and presentations. We roll up our sleeves together and take action. Here, you won't just talk about a crisis or world issues, you will learn how to apply critical theory and data to make meaningful change.

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.

Our History Read about how the Kroc School came to be.
Faculty and Staff Faculty and Staff Meet our esteemed faculty and dedicated staff.
Meet our Dean Discover what inspires our dean, Patricia Márquez.