Social Justice and Human Rights, MA

The Master program in Social Justice and Human Rights deals with emerging social issues such as human security, labor, children, family, education, migration and the environment. It is a rigorous theoretical and methodological program that tackles the social issues defined by gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and nationality.

During the program students are given a selection of three-degree tracks, including research, advocacy, or critical studies and social work. In the choice of research, students are prepared for positions as analysts, researchers, and advocates in intergovernmental, non-governmental and governmental institutions and organizations. If students opt for an advocacy track they are prepared to become leaders in social movement, nonprofit, governmental and intergovernmental organizations. Last, but not least, if students choose the critical studies and social work they are prepared to assist to those in need, especially survivors of poverty, sex trafficking, extreme violence, war, human trafficking, gender-based violence, and other forms of marginalization. Upon completing program, students are also prepared to continue with doctoral studies.

The program also requires a domestic or an international internship to be completed. Typically, students undertake their internship alongside advocates for social justice to assist migrants, refugees, workers, and survivors of human trafficking and violence.

Admission requirements

  • Graduate application and application fee
  • Official transcripts
  • Statement of purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • An academic writing sample (preferred) or professional writing sample
  • CV
  • Proof of English proficiency

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Human Rights Careers

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