Human Rights students at The City University of New York completing the program will be able to demonstrate understanding of substantive concepts in the scholarly and practical field of human rights, conduct methodological research, and engage in practice-oriented work, such as fact-finding, report-writing, media outreach, and advocacy.
Program graduates will be highly competitive for a variety of positions including public and media relations, fundraising, social science research, and legal support services.
The Master of Arts in Human Rights requires 36 credits of coursework, consisting of 8 required courses and 4 elective courses. Students should be able to complete the degree program in two years of full-time study or four years of part-time study.
The program culminates for all students in HR 750, Advanced Seminar in Human Rights, in which students participate in collaborative research and advocacy with a human rights organization serving as a client, and produce a value added original policy paper to serve the organization’s needs.
Students also have the option of engaging in an internship or those with overall GPAs of 3.5, and an A- or better in ICJ 715 may write a thesis with the approval of the program director. Internships and theses can count toward elective credit.
Written and oral proficiency in a foreign language is strongly recommended, particularly for those interested in pursuing careers in international human rights.
- International Human Rights: Organizations and Institutions
- Human Rights: International and Domestic Legal Frameworks
- International Criminal Law
- Philosophy of Human Rights
- Human Rights Advocacy and Activism
- Applied Research Methods in International Crime and Justice
- 12 months
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- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution (or international equivalent) with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Experience in human rights (research, internship, work, volunteerism)
- Two letters of recommendation
- Interview upon request
- Applicants whose first language is not English and who were educated in a country where English is not the official language must submit scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
International30780 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 12 months.
National30780 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 12 months.
- Full-time - $5,545/semester
- Part-time - $470/credit
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