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Ethics, Peace, and Human Rights

American University Washington DC

12 months
32616 USD/year
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Ethics, Peace, and Human Rights from American University Washington DC will prepare you to be a responsible leader.


Ethics, Peace, and Human Rights from American University Washington DC will train you in the practical application of ethical theory and policy analysis to complex issues in global affairs. You will build a strong foundation in international relations, moral philosophy, human rights, and peace studies with your core coursework and then expand on that knowledge in one of six tracks of specialization. You will develop your ability to grapple with the complex dynamics of war and violence, human rights, social justice, environmental issues, and peacemaking with a unique set of interdisciplinary courses that link the foundational concepts of philosophical ethics to practical applications and connect policy analysis with contemporary societal challenges.


Many of our graduates work for the federal government in positions with the Department of State, Department of Justice, USAID, and the Peace Corps. Alumni interested in international development have found careers with the World Bank Group, Inter-American Development Bank, and Chemonics International. Other alumni work for humanitarian organizations such as the American Red Cross and Doctors without Borders or nonprofits like Planned Parenthood and the Internews Network. Across DC and around the world, EPGA MAs can be found in positions where they can make a difference.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ethics of Development
  • Global Environmental Justice
  • Global Governance and International Organizations
  • Human Rights and Social Justice
  • International Economic Justice
  • Peace and Conflict Resolution

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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36 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application and fee
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcripts
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • GRE scores (optional)
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32616 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32616 USD per year during 12 months.

Tuition for National students: $1,812 Per credit hour

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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