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Get a graduate-level or undergraduate education in human rights that is cost-effective, action-oriented, and fully online. Graduates will have a portfolio of applied work, a large network of contacts, and marketable skills for the practice and application of human rights.


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About our Programs

Learn more about the fully online Human Rights Practice programs at the University of Arizona in this short video. We offer a BA, an MA, and several graduate certificates.

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See curriculum for the M.A, and the graduate certificate in Human Rights Practice.

See curriculum for the BA in Human Rights Practice (major and minor).

See curriculum for the graduate certificates in Gender-Based Violence; in Human Rights and Documentary Media; and in Human Rights and Technology.

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Ignite your career in an important and growing field. This program is designed to provide participants with core knowledge, critical perspective and practical skills to advance human rights around the globe.

Learn more about what you can do with a degree in Human Rights Practice.

Student Accomplishments

The Human Rights Practice Program gives students the opportunity to gain core knowledge and make industry connections to support human rights around the globe.

Learn how our students are making a difference in the world.

Student Spotlight

Katarina Tatomirovic, a graduate student in the Human Rights Practice program at the University of Arizona, shares her experiences with the program in this video. Katarina is a former refugee from Serbia now living in Hawaii. Our fully online format allows students from around the globe to engage with our program.


New B.A. Program

Beginning in January 2021, the Human Rights Practice Program has been expanded to include a BA Program. This fully online degree draws upon the strengths of the existing MA Program while being tailored to the needs of undergraduates. 

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New Graduate Certificates

Beginning in January 2021, the Human Rights Practice Program has introduced three new graduate certificates. These fully online programs are focused on: Human Rights and Documentary Media; Human Rights and Technology; and Gender-based Violence

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"One of my favorite things about the program is being able to be in personal contact with these amazing human rights defenders around the world. I'm speaking with them face to face through this online program using amazing software. And that's the coolest thing about this program to me, expanding the network of individuals that hopefully in the future we can all work with to make change in the world." – M.A. student.

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