University of San Diego

Master of Arts in Social Innovation


Office of Graduate Admissions, 5998 Alcala Park

5998 Alcala Park

San Diego, CA 92110

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Social Innovation

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Students pursuing a Master of Arts in Social Innovation (MASI) look critically at the roots of social challenges and injustice, and then seek to create real change through bold new responses to poverty, inequality, human rights abuses and humanitarian crises. The Master's in Social Innovation degree is unlike any other in that it starts by diving deep into real social challenges, then pairs that knowledge with critical thinking, inventiveness, leadership and sustainable business design.

MASI teaches you to look at problems in fresh ways and transform ideas into successful projects with scalable impact. Whether it's new financial services for women coffee growers and roasters in Colombia, or a food share app for a non-profit food recovery program in the U.S., you'll have a unique opportunity to apply systemic responses to challenges so that peace and social justice are synonymous with prosperity.


Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities

Facts & Figures

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

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