Entry Requirements

Master of Arts in Human Rights and Social Justice consists of three semesters and one summer term planned for Internship or Human Rights Clinic. The program’s admissions process is fair and transparent to the greatest extent.


     Application Requirements:

  • Completed Application Form 
  • English Language Proficiency Test 

TOEFL IBT or TOEFL IBT Home Tests (required minimum score 79), IELTS Academic or IELTS Indicator exams (required minimum 6.5), English Language Proficiency Test Waiver.[i] 

  • An Essay. 

Applicants must submit an unpublished written article/paper describing one human rights issue and their suggested roadmap to tackle it. The article/paper should have a font type -Times New Roman, font size – 12pt, be double-spaced and include a maximum of 1,000 typed words.

  • Undergraduate Diploma 
  • Interview

Interviews focus on the following capacities of the applicant: motivation, verbal communication skills, knowledge of human rights issues in Armenia and worldwide, commitment, curiosity, reflection, determination, and diligence.

  • 2 Recommendation Letters

Recommendation letters must be completed on the AUA template by two separate recommenders in English, Armenian, and – in rare cases – Russian. Each recommender must then submit the completed form online or via email as an attachment to [email protected]. Hard copies of recommendation letters are no longer accepted.

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  • Additional Requirements
  • Updated resume/CV in English
  • Passport scan (photo and registration pages), or National ID
  • A scan of Armenian Social Services Number (for Armenian citizens only)
  • A photo (corresponding the online application requirements)
  • Non-refundable Application Fee of 20,000 AMD

       Work and volunteer experience is an asset.



The Admissions’ decision is based  on a comprehensive review of each applicant’s file. Decisions are holistic in the sense that no mathematical weighting is applied to the criteria. 

[i] If the applicant is unable to take the TOEFL IBT (including Special Home Edition) test, IELTS Academic (including Indicator) exam, or is not approved for a Waiver, MA HRSJ will offer an alternative to the English language proficiency exam assessing the applicant’s fluency and coherence, lexical resource, grammatical range and accuracy through a corresponding rubric.