M.Sc. On Campus

Refugee and Forced Migration Studies

DePaul University

12 months
729 USD/credit 21870 USD/year
729 USD/credit 21870 USD/year
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The MS in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies from DePaul University—the first graduate refugee studies program in the U.S.—will give you the right mix of theory and practical experience to prepare you to help immigrants, migrants and refugees around the world.


You’ll gain a broad-based understanding of the legal, political and humanitarian resources to address the issues created by these situations. 

The Program

  • As part of our refugee studies program you’ll take courses in law, history, public health, public service and international studies and gain extensive hands-on training with the agencies and institutions assisting displaced people.
  • This Refugee and Forced Migration Studies program from DePaul University is designed to be completed in two years, and most courses are offered in the evening at the Loop or Lincoln Park campuses. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Pro-Seminar in History of Forced Migration
  • Human Rights Law
  • Asylum and Refugee Law and Policy
  • International Conflict Management
  • Public Health and Forced Migration
  • International Dimensions of Public Service
  • Refugee Trauma and Mental Health
  • Management of International NGOs
  • Humanitarian Logistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The Refugee and Forced Migration studies program has rolling admissions through July 1 for the following academic year.


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

The Master of Science in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies admits students with the following prerequisites: 

  • A bachelor's degree with evidence of strong intellectual and writing skills.
  • Previous study and/or experience in refugee and forced migration, though not required.
  • Evidence of a strong interest in pursuing a career related to human rights, refugee, migration, health, policy, academy, and forced migration.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 729 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    21870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 729 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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