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Get a graduate-level human rights education 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.

Starting in January 2021: A new BA Program in Human Rights Practice, plus three new graduate human rights certificates focused on gender-based violence, technology, and documentary media


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About the Program

Learn more about the fully online graduate program in Human Rights Practice at the University of Arizona in this short video. We offer a 30 credit M.A. and a 12 credit graduate certificate.

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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.


Featured Course

HRTS 595A: Human Rights Across Contexts

In this 3-credit course taught by Amalia C. Mora, students will acquire skills to critically analyze the #metoo movement as both an outgrowth of intersectional, anti-violence feminism as well as a moment that has emerged out of a very specific cultural and political climate. Guest speakers include renowned scholars, artists, and activists from India and the U.S.

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Featured Faculty

Phyllis Taoua, Ph.D. is professor of French and Francophone Studies; she is also affiliated with Africana Studies, the Honors College, the World Literature Program and the Master in Human Rights Practice at the University of Arizona in Tucson.  

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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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