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Key information
University Arizona State University
Country United States
Learning mode On-Campus
Pace Full-time
Duration 24 months
Tuition fee 48000
Application deadline(s) November 24, 2023
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The MA program in Social Justice and Human Rights focuses on understanding social injustices and human rights abuses, exploring key topics such as labor, migration, education, and the environment. The program provides a theoretical and methodological foundation for comprehending these issues within their legal, political, historical, and cultural contexts. Students develop an understanding of how these issues are defined by multiple and intersecting forms of inequality and social identity, including gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and nationality.

The program is designed for those interested in working towards ethical responses to social injustice and human rights abuses. Students may choose to focus on specific issues in international or domestic contexts, such as refugee resettlement, immigration and citizenship, human trafficking, racialized violence, and international human rights law and organizations. The program offers rigorous courses taught by experienced faculty from various disciplines, and many students complete internships domestically or internationally to gain hands-on experience and deepen their understanding of the complexities of these issues.

Students can choose to complete a traditional Master of Arts thesis, an applied project, or a capstone course as their culminating experience. Through the program, students gain practical skills in research and grant writing, and deeper insight into the theory and practice of social justice, human rights, and humanitarian efforts.