|University||George Mason University|
|Tuition fee||EUR 48630 / year|
|Application deadline(s)||October 1, 2023|
|Official Website||Click here|
The Social Justice and Human Rights (SJHR) concentration in the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program provides students with a flexible approach to focus their studies on the issues to which they are most committed. The program offers a theoretical foundation for comprehending the social, political, cultural, historical, and economic implications of a range of social injustices and human rights issues. It emphasizes a global and intersectional approach and engages students in designing and implementing strategies for creating and maintaining a more just, equitable, and humane world.
The SJHR program offers the option to complete the concentration online, allowing students to take courses in person or online, depending on their preference. The program welcomes students from various disciplines and professional backgrounds, including political science, criminology, sociology, education, women’s and gender studies, African American studies, and social justice activism.
The program encourages experiential learning, including internships, service-learning, consulting projects, and field studies or research, to deepen students’ understanding of social justice or human rights issues. Students pursue a range of internship and experiential learning opportunities with organizations focused on racial justice, domestic violence prevention, human trafficking abolition, youth unemployment, environmental justice, and education.
Graduates of the SJHR program have a wide range of career opportunities, including roles in human rights and non-profit organizations, social justice activism, higher education, and public policy. The program enables students to tailor their studies around their interests, including regional contexts such as the Middle East, Central Europe, East Africa, or Central America.