Master of Arts Human Rights and Social Justice
The Human Rights and Social Justice Program offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, is dedicated to nurturing and empowering the next generation of leaders and human rights advocates. Our mission is to equip students with the skills, knowledge, and unwavering commitment needed to excel in a field that demands innovative and creative responses to complex challenges in contemporary societies.
In virtue of such insights and skill-sets, students are equipped to pursue successful careers in various fields, including but not limited to:
- Social Services
- Human Rights Law
- International Law
- Advocacy: Domestic and International Advocacy
- Humanitarian Services
- Human Rights & Social Justice Program Officer
- International Development
- International Relations
The program provides students with an advanced conceptual grasp of social justice principles, coupled with proficiency in the diverse perspectives and methodologies essential for promoting and safeguarding human rights at international, regional, and national levels. These practices are all underpinned by the latest and most relevant practices in the field.
The program also equips students with the skills required for impactful contributions to peace and justice within diverse organizational environments. With a specialization in the relations between human rights and social justice, students are to gain profound insights into cutting-edge research and practical applications.
In our pursuit of nurturing leaders dedicated to advancing just societies on both local and global fronts, our program emphasizes students’ active engagement in the development of both theoretical understanding and practical skills, immersing themselves in hands-on experiences centered around local and regional social justice issues. Such opportunities include participation in the Human Rights Clinic, the Internship, and International Cooperation Events aimed at strategic approaches to existing complex global and domestic issues.