Human Rights Practice
Master of Arts
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College of Social And Behavioral Sciences
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.
Visit the Human Rights Practice website to learn more about the programs available.
The Master of Arts degree in Human Rights Practice requires 30 units to complete and can typically be completed in 18 to 24 months. The program allows up to 6 transfer credits.
*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.
Student Experience 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.