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Key information
University Columbia University
Country United States
Learning mode On-Campus
Pace Full-time, Part-time
Duration 12 months
Tuition fee 51194
Application deadline(s) March 10, 2024
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The Human Rights MA offered by the Columbia University was established in 1998 by the Liberal Studies MA program was transferred to the Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR) in 2011. This master program, held at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, has an interdisciplinary nature and focuses on the academic study of human rights practice and theory.

Besides taking up the courses offered by the ISHR, students also take up human rights courses offered by other departments, including anthropology, political science, history, religion, and sociology. Students can also attend courses offered by other schools at the Columbia University, including Columbia Law School, the School of International Public Affairs, and the Mailman School of Public Health.

Admission requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline
  • Statement of Academic Purpose
  • Academic Writing Sample
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • English language certificate