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Master of Arts

The degrees in Human Rights prepare students for careers in NGOs and nonprofits, advocacy, disaster relief, government relations, public health, civil rights, and diplomacy. They are designed for those committed to social justice and the equality of all people, which is especially urgent in today’s troubled world. This online program gives students skills for meaningful work that can make a real difference in helping to repair our broken world.

“Human Rights” refers to the basic rights of dignity and equality that belong to all human beings, regardless of gender, sex, age, sexual orientation, religious belief, or any other status as established through the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. 

Online courses are asynchronous and taught in 8-week accelerated sessions. Students interact and engage in dynamic discussions through the online Forum.

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”

— The Universal Declaration of Human Rights



Master of Arts in Human Rights

The online M.A. in Human Rights consists of 9 Human Rights courses and a Capstone project in an area of Human Rights or an Internship with a Human Rights organization.  

Students take courses in areas such as Civil Rights and Race Relations, Women’s Rights, Children’s Rights, Sexual Identity and Gender Rights, and Refugee Rights, among others. 

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Meet Our Faculty

The Gratz College faculty for the Human Rights program has many areas of expertise, including the history of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, social justice, international human rights violations, patriarchy and women’s rights, etc. The faculty believes deeply in the rights all human beings share and wants to transmit that vision to our students. 


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Program Director


The study of the Holocaust, genocide and human rights has never been more important. I am proud to oversee our discipline-leading program where Gratz students generate the highest quality scholarship and develop innovative educational and advocacy programs positively impacting communities around the world. Do not hesitate to reach out to me to learn more about our degree programs!