The Master of Arts in Human Rights Practice meets the untapped demand for graduate-level human rights education that is cost-effective, action-oriented and fully online. Students will graduate with a portfolio of applied work, a large network of contacts, and marketable skills for the practice and application of human rights.
The online master's degree in Human Rights Practice is a professionally oriented program designed to provide participants with the foundational knowledge, critical perspectives and practical skills to advance human rights around the globe. Students will help produce white papers, webinars, shadow reports and other forms of human rights work.
The curriculum is designed for individuals involved in human rights work across multiple disciplines, including activists and those working in non-governmental organizations. This degree may also be appropriate for governmental officials and individuals working in some corporations, and it is excellent for those intending to pursue Ph.D. programs or law school.
Our curriculum features applied problem-solving and extensive interaction, including video guest lectures and modules taught by leading practitioners. Each student will have the opportunity to complete an applied project or take course electives tailored to their own interests and based on current trends in human rights. The flexible online program will especially appeal to students from around the globe who are unable to travel to the U.S.
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The Master of Arts degree in Human Rights Practice requires 30 credits to complete and can typically be completed in 18–24 months. The program allows up to six transfer credits.