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The Master of Human Rights and the graduate minor in human rights both draw expertise from across the university. Our core courses are:

  • GLOS 5403/LAW 6058: Human Rights Advocacy (Frey), 3 credits
  • LAW 6886: International Human Rights Law (Ni Aolain), 3 credits
  • POL 5485/ PA 5885: Human Rights Policy: Issues and Actors (Ron), 3 credits
  • SOC 8171: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Human Rights (Boyle), 3 credits

Each semester we compile a list of course which have been approved for both the master's and minor:

Review the list of courses approved for the Master of Human Rights. Please direct questions and requests about master's courses to

Review the list of courses approved for the graduate minor in human rights. For an elective course to count toward the minor, it must be outside a student’s major field of study. It is each student’s responsibility to contact the instructor regarding any prerequisites or other registration requirements for the course. Please direct questions and requests regarding qualifying graduate courses to