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Key information
University Gratz College
Country United States
Learning mode Online
Pace Part-time
Duration 18 months
Tuition fee 12464
Application deadline(s) December 15, 2024
Official Website Click here


The Gratz College M.A. in Human Rights prepares students for careers in NGOs and nonprofits, advocacy, disaster relief, government relations, public health, civil rights, and diplomacy. It is designed for those committed to social justice and the equality of all people, which is especially urgent in today’s troubled world. This online degree 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.

Course Syllabus

The 30-credit 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.

Courses include: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, International Women’s Rights, First Amendment Values, Refugee Rights, Child Protection and Children’s Rights, Sexual Identity and Gender Rights, International Health Rights, Ethical Perspectives on Human Rights, Financial Equity and Human Rights. Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, etc.

Admission Requirements

All applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and submit the following documents:

  • Online application with $50 application fee
  • Current resumé/CV including employment and education history
  • Personal statement discussing your relevant background and experiences, why you are pursuing this degree, and how you hope to use it in the future
  • Two letters of recommendation, academic and/or professional, sent directly from your references to Gratz College Admissions
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all previous colleges attended sent directly from the institutions to Gratz College
  • Transcripts from outside the U.S. officially evaluated by World Education Services and a WES report sent to Gratz Admissions (Additional fees apply.)
  • Official TOEFL scores for applicants whose first language is not English. Those who have completed a full foreign undergraduate or graduate degree in English may request an exemption from this requirement.

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