12 months
1187 USD/credit 42732 USD/year
1109 USD/credit 39924 USD/year
468 USD/credit 16848 USD/year
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If you're interested in learning how peace can make a difference in individuals, families, communities, and nations, consider earning an MA in Anthropology of Peace and Human Rights from The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Our graduates go on to careers in law, teaching, public service, international affairs, business, and journalism.


At The University of Alabama at Birmingham, we've never been more focused on peace, justice, human rights, and ecology than we are right now. It's why we established the UAB Institute for Human Rights. It's also why, in 2017, we established this program. It's a two-year master's program with coursework in social and cultural anthropology, archaeology, and biological anthropology. 

As a student, you'll work with your advisor to choose one of two plans necessary to complete your Anthropology of Peace and Human Rights degree. With Plan 1 (thesis), you'll take five elective courses (15 semester hours) and enroll in six semester hours of thesis credit. If your goal is to earn your PhD, this is the better option for you. With Plan 2 (non-thesis option), you'll take seven elective courses (21 semester hours), and we'll require you to pass a comprehensive final exam before graduation.

Fast Facts:

  • Graduates of peace- and conflict-studies programs work in human and social services, community mediation organizations, in multicultural education, at legal centers, as U.S. Congressional staffers, at NGOs and human-rights organizations, and at the United Nations.

Programme Structure


  • Human Rights, Peace, and Justice
  • Anthropology of Peace, Justice, and Ecology
  • Conflict Resolution in Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • Peaceful Societies and Peace Systems
  • War & Peace in Ancient Mesopotamia
  • Peace Ethology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An online application and payment of an application fee.
  • A personal statement as part of the application that specifies your academic interests, career goals, and relevant background experience — in this case, in relation the Anthropology of Peace and Human Rights program. Include in your personal statement any peace and human rights volunteer work or work experience, and any other relevant information as to why you wish to study in this program.
  • A recognized baccalaureate, graduate, or professional degree.
  • Previous studies that are acceptable in quality and content to the program 
  • One official transcript from each postsecondary school attended.
  • If currently enrolled at another institution, applicants must provide both provisional and final transcripts, the latter showing the completion of a degree prior to enrollment in UAB.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    42732 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1187 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    39924 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1109 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    16848 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 468 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

1019 - 1648 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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