Make a Lasting Impact as a Humanitarian Leader
Study at Top-Ranked University of San Diego
Are you ready to respond to the world’s greatest humanitarian challenges? Do you want to cultivate the skills and knowledge needed to help prevent, respond to and recover from complex global humanitarian emergencies?
If so, here is a way to take action. Ideal for experienced humanitarian action professionals and disaster responders as well as recent college graduates and other aspiring leaders, the Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego invites you to explore a transformative learning experience that will give you the skills, knowledge and tools to make a positive impact in the world.
Welcome to our innovative degree program — the Master of Science in Humanitarian Action (MSHA).
Innovative, Flexible Program with High-Caliber Faculty
We understand that many of those interested in this program will be working full- or part-time — possibly with unpredictable, shifting schedules and demands that tend to accompany humanitarian or disaster relief efforts.
Our innovative, 100% online MSHA program offers all the benefits of a highly rated academic institution, plus the ability to complete your assignments when you can each week and from wherever you have an internet connection.
Our knowledgeable and experienced faculty offer a rigorous, hands-on curriculum that emphasizes an action-based multidisciplinary approach rather than focusing on one humanitarian discipline.
This includes humanitarian intervention, conflict analysis/management, social innovation and resilience, and program monitoring and evaluation. Degree candidates will explore prevention, preparedness, recovery and restoration in the context of global humanitarian and disaster emergencies.
Who Would Benefit from the MSHA Degree?
The MSHA program is a career-building advanced degree experience for:
- Professionals with experience or background in:
- Humanitarian Aid
- International Affairs
- Political Science
- Social Justice or Social Impact
- Recent graduates
- Military personnel and veterans
- Volunteers looking to pursue a career in humanitarian or disaster relief
What You’ll Learn
- Assessing humanitarian needs
- Managing complex global emergencies
- Data visualization and analytics
- Human rights advocacy and social justice
- Aid delivery, management and logistics
- Field research, monitoring and evaluation
- Theory and practice in conflict resolution and crisis management
- Ethical reasoning
- Critical inquiry
- Social innovation
- Importance of diverse perspectives
- Effective communication
- Leadership skills
- 20-month program
- Earn your degree wherever you have internet access
- Enroll for spring, summer or fall semester
- Focus on one 7-week class at a time
- Access your coursework anytime, day or night
- Convenient and flexible