Our Master of Arts in Peace and Justice (MAPJ) program is an interdisciplinary program designed to empower individuals seeking knowledge and hands-on experience to address and solve the world's most pressing challenges. If you want a curriculum that prepares you to develop strategies to tackle a wide range of peace and social justice issues from a variety of approaches—all while gaining real-world skills and experience—our highly ranked program is right for you.
Leveraging the Kroc School's location at the world's busiest border, the MA in Peace and Justice will provide you with practical applied-peace learning opportunities to prepare you for your career as a peace practitioner. Our award-winning Institute and Center allow our students to take their learning beyond the classroom and focus on addressing the most pressing global issues of our time.
At the Kroc School, you will experience hands-on opportunities to engage in pressing peace and justice issues.
Listen to Jane Wanjiru Kinyua '19 (MA) recount her graduate experience to hear how she gained practical skills, expertise, and experience through our international field-based practicums, global volunteer opportunities, public speaking opportunities and much more.
The Kroc School operates as an incubator of innovative ideas and research, combining theory and practice to prepare aspiring and current peacebuilders.
Our students learn concepts of peacebuilding while also applying these lessons in real-world contexts through their coursework, internships, graduate assistantships, fellowships and more.
Our recent graduates now work at organizations including United Nations (U.N.), U.S. Department of Commerce, One Earth Future Foundation, World Bank, Nature Conservancy, Catholic Relief Services, U.S. Agency for International Development and more.
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