Online Master of Arts in Social Justice and Human Rights

The online masters in social justice and human rights addresses urgent issues related to human security, labor, migration, children, family, education and the environment. This social justice degree focuses on three pathways: migration/asylum seeking, gender-based violence and sex-trafficking, and international law and organizations

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Quick facts

Next start date: 05/18/2020


Total classes: 11

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 33

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This online masters in social justice and human rights involves theoretically and methodologically challenging coursework that address human rights issues around the world. If you are a human rights professional or if you are passionate about ethical responses to social injustice and human rights abuses, this degree can help you take your passion and career to the next level. Students with a masters in social justice can begin, or advance their careers in advocacy work in nonprofit or government agencies, humanitarian work, international law and advocacy, as well as in careers to eliminate sex-trafficking and gender-based violence.

As a student of this online program, you can expand your understanding of social justice and human rights through critical theoretical perspectives on migration/asylum seeking, gender-based violence and sex-trafficking, and international law and organizations. Gain insight into the practice of social justice, human rights and humanitarian efforts through applied work in this masters in social justice degree. This program emphasizes applied work that contributes to the autonomy, agency and self-determination of vulnerable people and survivors of trauma.

Featured courses


Required courses

Research Methods


Required courses

Proseminar in Social Justice and Human Rights


Required courses

Grant Writing for Social Justice and Human Rights


Required courses

Problem-Based Seminar


Required courses

Community-Embedded Seminar


Required courses

Action Research in Social Justice and Human Rights


Pathway courses

Migration, Asylum and Refugees


Pathway courses

Gender-Based Violence and Sex-Trafficking


Related careers

The masters in social justice and human rights emphasizes action-oriented research that embeds academics in the community and in the world with careers linked to social change. Students study critical topics from migrant integration and gender justice to international law of human rights. The program offers exceptionally unique opportunities for students to participate in a community-embedded seminar directly impacting vulnerable communities. Graduates may need additional hands-on research experience prior to applying to a doctoral program. Career opportunities include:

Charitable fundraiser

Grant writer

Humanitarian aid worker

International governmental organization professional

Nongovernmental organization professional

Nonprofit agency manager

Prestigious faculty

As an ASU Online student, you’ll get the New College experience from the same faculty who teach our courses on campus from anywhere in the world. Our faculty members are some of the brightest, most innovative academic minds in the world. Our areas of expertise include psychology, anthropology, geography, political science, cybersecurity, forensic science and more.

Our mission is to create an environment that prepares students to take their place in the world using the skills they have learned to pursue careers that benefit their community.

Prestigious faculty

As an ASU Online student, you’ll get the New College experience from the same faculty who teach our courses on campus from anywhere in the world. Our faculty members are some of the brightest, most innovative academic minds in the world. Our areas of expertise include psychology, anthropology, geography, political science, cybersecurity, forensic science and more.

Our mission is to create an environment that prepares students to take their place in the world using the skills they have learned to pursue careers that benefit their community.

Admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree, in any field, from a regionally accredited institution.

Study at one of the top-ranked universities in the nation

ASU is a global university recognized for its commitment to innovation, research and high-quality academic programs. Our university has been recognized with peer-reviewed honors from U.S. News & World Report. 

#1


in innovation for 5 consecutive years, ahead of Stanford and MIT.

4


New College graduate programs offered completely online.

Top 10%


Best Global Universities.

80%


of graduates reported that their experiences at ASU inspired them to explore new career opportunities. 

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