Prospective Students

The Kroc School advantage.

To be a changemaker you need a supportive environment that strengthens your mind, body and soul. At the Kroc School, students plug into a dynamic network of people and places that will fuel your lasting commitment to making peace.

Located in scenic San Diego, the campus itself is conducive to active learning. A temperate climate means getting to class without braving a blizzard and the ability to study outdoors nearly year-round.

The Kroc School's proximity to the U.S.-Mexico border also plays a key role in establishing productive partnerships with peacebuilders on both sides, opening unique opportunities for dialogue about finding solutions to violence, oppression and injustice.

Here, students benefit from small class sizes with peers from diverse cultural, geographic and socioeconomic backgrounds; professors who keep their doors wide open; intimate lectures with global leaders, whom in the past have included the Dalai Lama and other Nobel Peace Laureates; and a rigorous course curriculum that provides a foundation to the field while also adapting to reflect ongoing research and current events.

One of the world's few freestanding graduate schools of peace studies, we couple theory and practice to prepare students for peacebuilding work, shaping generations of bold and brilliant agents of change.

Begin exploring your journey to building peace through justice here.

Hear from our dean about how we're training leaders to build sustainable, just societies, prevent and resolve conflict, and protect human rights.

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Kate Lee Kate Lee '16, Alumna, Master of Arts in Peace and Justice Studies
Begin quote At the Kroc School I've definitely broadened my thinking and gained more ideas and perspectives from my peers and faculty that I can apply to real-time situations. – Kate Lee '16