Become an Agent of Peace and Social Justice

Many people want to change the world. But drive alone is not enough.

At the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, we merge theory and practice to give you conceptual insight and hands-on training so that passion for peace and justice transforms into visible change. Our Masters of Arts in Peace and Justice draws a dynamic and globally diverse student population from more than 30 countries on 5 continents. Our proximity to the USA-Mexico border provides real-time opportunities to engage in pressing peace and justice issues on both sides of the border.

  • The only peacebuilding program focused on Peace and Justice
  • Globally diverse student population
  • Unique hands-on experience through the Trans-Border Institute
  • U.N. opportunities through Kroc School's unique partnership
  • No GRE required

Our two-year Master of Arts in Peace and Justice program prepares students from diverse backgrounds for careers ranging from conflict resolution and mediation to human rights, social entrepreneurship to education, development to advocacy. MAPJ students have undergraduate degrees in such diverse fields as political science, international relations, human rights, psychology, the arts or business administration.

Learn from top Peace and Justice Thought Leaders from around the world

The Joan B. Kroc Distinguished Lecture Series is a forum for high-level national and international leaders and policy makers to share their knowledge and perspectives on issues related to peace and justice. Designed to broaden our understanding and thinking on how to prevent and resolve conflict and promote peace with justice, the series, which greatly contribute to students' learning outside of the classroom, is made possible by a generous endowment from the late Joan B. Kroc.

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Application Deadline: January 15. Click here to submit your application.

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