The online masters in social justice and human rights addresses urgent issues related to human security, labor, migration, children, family, education and the environment. This social justice degree focuses on three pathways: migration/asylum seeking, gender-based violence and sex-trafficking, and international law and organizations
Next start date: 05/18/2020
Total classes: 11
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 33
This online masters in social justice and human rights involves theoretically and methodologically challenging coursework that address human rights issues around the world. If you are a human rights professional or if you are passionate about ethical responses to social injustice and human rights abuses, this degree can help you take your passion and career to the next level. Students with a masters in social justice can begin, or advance their careers in advocacy work in nonprofit or government agencies, humanitarian work, international law and advocacy, as well as in careers to eliminate sex-trafficking and gender-based violence.
As a student of this online program, you can expand your understanding of social justice and human rights through critical theoretical perspectives on migration/asylum seeking, gender-based violence and sex-trafficking, and international law and organizations. Gain insight into the practice of social justice, human rights and humanitarian efforts through applied work in this masters in social justice degree. This program emphasizes applied work that contributes to the autonomy, agency and self-determination of vulnerable people and survivors of trauma.
The masters in social justice and human rights emphasizes action-oriented research that embeds academics in the community and in the world with careers linked to social change. Students study critical topics from migrant integration and gender justice to international law of human rights. The program offers exceptionally unique opportunities for students to participate in a community-embedded seminar directly impacting vulnerable communities. Graduates may need additional hands-on research experience prior to applying to a doctoral program. Career opportunities include:
Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.
Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree, in any field, from a regionally accredited institution.
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