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Key information
University University of Minnesota
Country United States
Learning mode On-Campus
Pace Full-time
Duration 24 months
Tuition fee 28845
Application deadline(s) September 1, 2024
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The Master of Human Rights offered by the University of Minnesota is an interdisciplinary program supported by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the College of Liberal Arts. It prepares students to tackle global human rights challenges through policy analysis, research, and advocacy.

This interdisciplinary program provides a substantive basis for students to methodologically approach the study and practice of human rights. During their studies, students have an opportunity to take courses offered by a variety of departments and schools that match their area of concentration. These courses are taught by leading human rights experts, scholars, thinkers, and activists. Furthermore, students are given an opportunity to complete a 400-hour non-credit internship which takes place usually between the first and second years of study. Students are assisted in finding appropriate internship placements by The Human Rights Program and the Humphrey School Office of Career. Besides an internship, students are given an opportunity to engage in research opportunities and emerge as leaders who can draw up on their knowledge and experiences to respond to complex challenges.

Admission requirements

  • A four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited US university or foreign equivalent
  • CV
  • English language proficiency certificate
  • Previous coursework in mathematics, statistics, and economics is recommended
  • Personal statement
  • Diversity statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Application fee (USD 75 for domestic students and USD 95 for international students)