Human Rights (MA)

University of Minnesota, United States

24 months On Campus 24909 / 24909 MA

The Master of Human Rights (MHR) degree program, at the University of Minnesota, prepares students to engage in global human rights challenges through research, policy analysis, and advocacy. This interdisciplinary degree program provides a solid grounding in diverse substantive and methodological approaches to the study and practice of human rights. The program is designed to support emerging leaders who can draw upon many types of knowledge and experiences in a field that demands innovative responses to complex challenges. Students learn both theory and skills development from leading human rights scholars, thinkers, and activists. The MHR program allows for self-designed concentrations tailored to student’s experience and career goals through faculty advising. It also provides students with access to certificate programs and graduate minors in complementary fields such as nonprofit management, public affairs leadership, law, public health, sustainable agriculture systems, and international development practice, etc. Finally, the MHR program engages students to participate in critical debates through connections such as Interdisciplinary Perspectives in International Development, International Fellows and Scholars, the Interdisciplinary Center for Global Change, frequent conferences, and workshops.

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About the university

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the College of Liberal Arts jointly offer the MHR program, at the University of Minnesota. The University of Minnesota(UMN) is a public research University located in the Twin Cities (St. Paul and Minneapolis) Minnesota, USA.

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