• "Border Dynamic" is a statue of a wall with people on either side pushing against each other against the wall

    " Border Dynamic" Designed by Alberto Morackis and Guadalupe Serrano, represents human division when walls are built, specifically on the border. Located outside the Harvill Building at UA.

  • Future Borders

    Fronteras del futuro - Courtesy of Ana Maria Vasquez and the Border Patrol Victims Network.

  • Zero Tolerance - Photo by William Paul Simmons 

About our program

  • About our program


  • A large group of students gathered in a half circle having a discussion


  • Three Students Viewing looking at laptops



Welcome to The Human Rights Practice Program

The wholly online Masters degree and graduate certificate in Human Rights Practice are professionally oriented programs designed to provide participants with the foundational knowledge, critical perspectives, and practical skills to advance human rights around the globe.

Students will graduate with a portfolio of applied work, a large network of contacts, and marketable skills for the practice and application of human rights.

Students in the program will help produce white papers, webinars, shadow reports, and other forms of human rights work.


The Human Rights Practice Program is offering 3 Courses for the first 7.5 weeks in Fall- Courses start August 20th HRTS 510: Advancing Human Rights Law taught by Seanna Howard, who has specialized in indigenous rights in the Inter-American human rights system. Seanna is currently actively involved... read more
Program Faculty Members, Kaitlin Murphy and Phyllis Taoua, recently published two important human rights books.  Murphy’s book Mapping Memory: Visuality, Affect, and Embodied Politics in the Americas from Fordham University Press, “investigates the use of memory as a means of contemporary... read more
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences