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Human Rights Practice

Graduate Certificate


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Quick Facts

Credits Required: 12
Cost Per Credit: $500

College of Social And Behavioral Sciences

Program Details

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 University of Arizona'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.

*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.


The curriculum for this program includes:

HRTS 502: Advancing Human Rights Organization II
HRTS 505: Human Rights Voices
HRTS 511: Advancing Human Rights through Strategic Litigation
HRTS 520: Community-Based Participatory Action Research of Human Rights
HRTS 541: Advancing Human Rights through Documentary Media
HRTS 542: Advancing Human Rights through the Arts
HRTS 543: Advancing Human Right with Technology
HRTS 595A: Human Rights Across Contexts
HRTS 596A: Human Rights Crises
HRTS 597A: Exploring Human Rights through Virtual Field Trips