Hekima University College first opened its doors as the Jesuit School of Theology to a handful of students, mainly members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), in 1984.
The undergraduate theology programme of the College trains students from about fourteen local and international religious congregations. The graduate Peace Studies and International Relations programme draws students from all walks of life representing various nationalities.
Responding to the African continent’s dire need for peace and international co-operation, Hekima University College established its Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations in 2004. The institute began offering a Master’s degree in Peace Studies and International Relations and was accredited by the Commission for University Education in the Academic Year 2007/2008.