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Columbia University, Human Rights Study Program
Students can earn an MA degree in Human Rights in two years, as part of Columbia's graduate Liberal Studies program. The program encompasses courses that are offered by various humanities departments within the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, as well as those that are offered by several of Columbia University's professional schools, including Law, Journalism, Business, Social Work, Public Health, Teachers College, and SIPA.
Columbia University, MA in International Affairs at SIPA
Master of International Affairs: The School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA) offers a two-year master's degree in International Affairs (MIA) with a concentration in Human Rights & Humanitarian Affairs. Though some students combine this program with a law degree, the MIA program is designed to prepare students for a wide range of non-legal careers concerned with human rights, such as in policy & research, monitoring & peacekeeping, or NGO & governmental work.
Tufts University, the EPIIC Program
The MA is a one-year combined degree offered by the School of Nutrition Science and Policy and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. The program is geared toward mid-career professionals who have significant field experience in humanitarian assistance. It is also a program of the Feinstein International Famine Center.
University of Chicago Center for Human Rights
The Center for Human Rights is a part of Chicago's Center for International Studies. It offers courses in human rights which are open to both undergraduates and graduate students. Offerings in human rights are structured around an interdisciplinary set of three core course
American University Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
Center for Civil and Human RIghts, Notre Dame Law School
Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Washington College of Law
Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute
DePaul College of Law: International Human Rights Law Institute
Dred and Harriet Scott Institute for International Human Rights, Hamline University
Fordham University, The Joseph R. Crowley Program in International Human Rights
Harvard Law School Human Rights Program
Northwestern University School of Law Center for Internatioanl Human Rights
University of Nottingham School of Law, Human Rights Law Centre
Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights, University of Cincinnati College of Law
Yale Law School, The Schell Center
Colby College, Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights
Each year the Institute hosts an Oak Human Rights Fellow to teach and conduct research while at residence in the College. The fellow organizes lectures and other events centered around their area of expertise.
Harvard University, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
The Carr Center is a research, teaching and training program that critically examines the policies and actions of governments, international organizations, and independent actors that affect the realization of human rights around the world.
University of California, Berkeley Human Rights Center
The faculty and staff of the Human Rights Center conduct interdisciplinary research on emerging issues in international human rights and humanitarian law. The activities of the Human Rights Center include: support for student research on human rights and humanitarian law; formation of research groups to study the health, social, and cultural consequences of gross violations of human rights and the rules of war; research and teaching fellowships for human rights activists and other professionals research fellows; and summer fellowships for students to work with human rights organizations worldwide.
Carleton Universtiy (Canada) B.A. in Human Rights
The Combined B.A. (Honours) in Human Rights is a multi-disciplinary program involving the departments of Law, Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology/Anthropology. Human rights are examined along four dimensions: (a) human rights law, institutions and practices, (b) contexts of inequality and power, (c) ethical and theoretical issues and justifications of human rights, and (d) cultural and cross-cultural contexts.
European Master's Degree in Human Rights and Democratization
Organised by 15 Universities in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, with the support of the European Union, the Region of Veneto and the Municipality of Venice, as well as the sponsorship of Unesco and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Haverford College Peace and Conflict Studies
Peace and Conflict Studies is a concentration which draws upon the college's long-standing interest in war, conflict and peacemaking and social justice, as well as questions associated with the fields of anthropology, history, political science, social psychology, economics and sociology. It draws on these fields for theoretical understandings of matters such as bargaining, internal causes of conflict, cooperative and competitive strategies of negotiation, intergroup relations, and the role of institutions in conflict management.
Hunter College Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program
Latin American and Caribbean Studies is an interdisciplinary program that offers a BA. It also arranges internships for Hunter College students to work with organizations based in New York City that promote Latin American and Caribbean human rights. During internships, students are expected to enroll in human rights-related courses, which can be used to satisfy core course requirements for the major.
Institute for the Study of Human Rights: 2010 Human Rights Summer Program
Columbia University's Institute for the Study of Human Rights is
pleased to announce that the following courses will be offered during
the 2010 Summer Program:
Session I: May 24-July 2
- Introduction to Human Rights
- International Human Rights Law
Session II: July 6-August 13
- Corporate Social Responsibility: A Human Rights Approach
- Human Rights of Women
- Courses are designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate
students of all disciplines
- Courses are taught by Columbia University and visiting faculty who
are experts in human rights
- Students can receive three academic credits for each class
- Enrollment is limited to 22 students per class
- Columbia and Barnard student registration: April 5-9
- New/visiting student application deadlines: May 13 for Session I and
June 23 for Session II
More information can be found at our website:
St. Thomas University BA in Human Rights
St. Thomas offers students the opportunity to major in human rights provided they complete a second major in any other subject area.
Swarthmore College Peace and Conflict Studies
The Peace and Conflict Studies Concentration at Swarthmore College is a multidisciplinary program designed to teach students to understand the causes, practices, and consequences of collective violence (war), terrorism, and peaceful or nonviolent methods of conflict management and resolution.
The University of Connecticut Human Rights Institute
In 2001, an interdisciplinary Human Rights Minor was established at the university and presently has over 30 students.
Trinity College Human Rights Program
Trinity offers a minor in human rights, which consists of five courses and an integrating exercise.
Tufts University The EPIIC Program
EPIIC (Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship) is a year-long academic colloquium for undergraduate and graduate students. It is organized around a different theme each year (the 2000-2001 theme was "Race and Ethnicity: A Global Comparative Inquiry"). Students engage in coursework, take on responsibilities in organizing a conference on the theme, and also have the opportunity to pursue internships.
University of Chicago Center for Human Rights
The Center for Human Rights is a part of Chicago's Center for International Studies. It offers courses in human rights which are open to both undergraduates and graduate students. Offerings in human rights are structured around an interdisciplinary set of three core courses.
University of Dayton Human Rights Education and Communication Project
The Human Rights Education and Communication Project offers an undergraduate degree in International Relations with a focus in Human Rights.
Webster University Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights
The Center offers both undergraduate and gradute courses in human rights, as well as the study of genocide and the Holocaust.back to top