At the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, we empower and equip innovative changemakers to shape a more peaceful world and create just societies. Our school has cultivated students from around the world who seek justice and want to be a part of the change. And you could be next! That’s why we created our newest resource, Create Change: Discover Why Kroc School of Peace Studies is Right For You.
Throughout the resource, we exemplify and showcase many attributes Kroc School has, as well as what you can gain from earning a graduate degree from the school. Some of the things you can expect to learn about are:
Did you know that our alumni are working to make a difference, from local activism, to foreign service and international development, and are currently located in over 90 different countries across the globe?
Did you know that of our graduate programs, we rank in the top 3 for nationally ranked programs, with 15 being the average class size?
Did you know that many of our faculty members have been featured through different organizations, such as NBC, BBC, Harvard Business Review, and more?
Discover all of this information and more in our resource!
You’ll also be able to learn more about our programs. For a sneak peek, read below!
MA in Peace and Justice
Building upon a broad range of undergraduate majors, MA in Peace and Justice (MAPJ) students learn how to address a wide range of peace and social justice challenges, including armed conflict, refugee and forced displacement issues, human rights abuses and environmental injustices.
MA in Social Innovation
With various undergraduate majors, MA in Social Innovation (MASI) students learn the skills necessary to develop sustainable, scalable solutions to tackle humanity's urgent challenges, whether that leads to growing their own social impact startup as a social entrepreneur or leading innovative programs in an established organization.
MA in Conflict Management and Resolution
With various backgrounds, MS in Conflict Management and Resolution (MSCMR) students learn the skills necessary to expertly navigate intra-societal conflicts and create positive conversation at the individual, workplace, community, national and international levels.
JD/MA in Peace and Justice
Through the USD School of Law and the Kroc School, JD/MAPJ Dual Degree students study law and policy while gaining a deep understanding of the historical, institutional and cultural factors that drive conflict, injustice, oppression and poverty. With a juris doctor and graduate degree in peace and justice, JD/MAPJ graduates combine peace and law to make a global impact through careers in the public and private sector, as well as intergovernmental organizations and nonprofits.
If you’re not sure which degree program is the best for you, we encourage you to answer fun questions in our quiz, What Kind of Peacebuilder Are You?, to determine what your interests, skills, and passions say about you. In turn, discover the potential program pathways you can take in the peace and justice field based on your individual answers!
Start Your Path to Change at the Kroc School
The world needs more changemakers like you to stand up and make a difference in our world! If you have any questions about our programs, the quiz, or if you would like to receive more information about Kroc School, please feel free to schedule a one-on-one virtual meeting with an admissions advisor today!