Our 9-month Master of Arts in Social Innovation (MASI) program is designed for individuals with vision, leadership skills and an entrepreneurial mindset who want to tackle the world's toughest challenges. If you want a curriculum that incorporates theory with field-based practicums, design thinking pedagogy, and the opportunity to create, test, and pitch innovative solutions for complex problems—our highly ranked program is right for you.
The Kroc School will provide you with tangible, practical experience designing, implementing and managing innovations for social change. Each class will focus on developing new ways of thinking, learning and connecting to help you address social problems in ways that are effective and sustainable.
Upon graduation, you will emerge ready to transform existing structures that are inefficient and perpetuate issues of poverty, conflict and injustice.
"When I came to the Kroc School, I was expecting just an academic program—but ultimately I had an experience which was rich with opportunities."
Listen to Momo Bertrand '19 (MA) recount his graduate experience to see why our cross-disciplinary courses, consulting experiences, public speaking and funding opportunities, and much more, all contribute to the Kroc School being one of the top schools for innovation.
Being housed in a peace school, the MASI program gives students a unique edge by integrating expertise in peacebuilding with business, entrepreneurship and leadership.
Students take diverse courses from world-class scholars and practitioners from the Kroc School, USD School of Business, School of Education and Leadership Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences. MASI professors bring deep experience to their courses from having started, grown and led social ventures and social impact initiatives across a broad range of organizations, from breakthrough nonprofits to established corporations. Additionally, experiential learning opportunities are offered in locations such as Colombia, Rwanda, Armenia and Mexico (pending COVID-19 guidelines).
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