University of San Diego

Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies

Master of Arts in Peace and Justice


Office of Graduate Admissions, 5998 Alcala Park

5998 Alcala Park

San Diego, CA 92110

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Peace and Justice

Format: Campus

Program Description:

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 Master of Arts in Peace and Justice (MAPJ) 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.

Students enrolled in the MAPJ program will engage in dialogue with top peace and justice leaders from around the world inside and outside the classroom. Field-based courses--locally, across the world’s busiest border and around the world--allow for practical learning in real time.

Quick Facts:

  • First stand-alone school focused on peace and justice
  • Students come from 30 countries in 5 continents
  • Network opportunities with high level speakers from around the world
  • Practice based curriculum for real world application
  • UN partnership

We're looking for creative problem solvers and leaders who, with the right education and guidance, will advance peace and justice wherever they choose to work. Come join us.


The University of San Diego is WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) accredited.

International Student Requirements:

Please visit the University of San Diego's Graduate Admissions website for more information related to additional application requirements for international students.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

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