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The MA in social justice and human rights addresses urgent social issues related to human security, labor, migration, children, family, education and the environment.
The course work in this theoretically and methodologically rigorous program examines social issues in contexts defined by multiple and intersecting forms of social identity and disadvantage, including gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality and nationality.
The program requires an internship to be completed domestically or internationally, where students typically work alongside other advocates for social justice to help refugees, migrants, workers, and survivors of violence or human trafficking.
Students may select from two degree tracks: research or advocacy. The research track prepares students for positions as researchers, analysts and advocates in governmental, intergovernmental and nongovernmental agencies. The advocacy track prepares students to be leaders in nonprofit, social movement, governmental and intergovernmental organizations. Graduates are also prepared to enter PhD programs.