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Human Rights Practice

Graduate Certificate

Working professionals who desire advanced human rights training can build a portfolio of applied work, a large network of contacts, and marketable skills for the practice and application of human rights.


The online graduate certificate in Human Rights Practice is a professionally oriented program designed to provide 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 certificate may also be appropriate for governmental officials and individuals working in some corporations.

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.

Visit the Human Rights Practice website for more information about the UA's Human Rights programs.

The graduate certificate in Human Rights Practice requires 12 units to complete and can typically be completed in four to nine months. The program allows up to 3 transfer credits.

Career Level: Graduate Certificate
Degree: Graduate Certificate
College: College of Social And Behavioral Sciences

Cost & Eligibility

Per Unit Cost: $500
*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.


Advance Human Rights Around the Globe

The MA in Human Rights Practice gives students the opportunity to gain core knowledge and make industry connections to support human rights around the globe. Online student Katarina Tatomirovic shares her experience with the program as a refugee and immigrant to the US.


Program Experience Overview

A degree in Human Rights provides the skills and the mindset to take on challenges, empower marginalized communities, and improve lives across the planet.