M.A. in Humanitarian Action – Woman and Child Advocacy

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Master of Arts (M.A.) in Humanitarian Action and Human Rights – Women’s and Children’s Care and Advocacy

What You Will Learn

Protect the Rights of Women and Children Around the World with an M.A. in Humanitarian Action and Human Rights – Women’s and Children’s Care and Advocacy

Women and children face unique challenges that often leave them vulnerable to oppression and exploitation. Liberty’s online Master of Arts (M.A.) in Humanitarian Action and Human Rights – Women’s and Children’s Care and Advocacy can help equip you to protect and assist women and children who are facing dangerous situations and human rights violations.

Whether you want to shape human rights policy or serve on the front lines helping people in crisis, this degree can provide the training you need to handle major humanitarian challenges in a manner that is grounded in biblical truth. In particular, you can prepare to address issues that are especially pertinent to women and children – including human trafficking, domestic violence, abuse, neglect, and the sanctity of human life. Our goal is to help you minister to the hurting and oppressed through a strong foundation in Scripture and advocacy skills.

Partner with us and prepare to help women and children around the world work toward a brighter, safer future.

What Will You Learn in Liberty University’s Master’s in Humanitarian Action and Human Rights – Women’s and Children’s Care and Advocacy?

  • Interventions made to support women and children in crisis
  • Theological foundations for humanitarian action and human rights
  • Various protection systems used to aid women, children, and vulnerable populations
  • Ways that the church and faith-based non-governmental organizations (NGOs) can assist women and children who are facing the dark reality of abandonment, exploitation, and abuse

In this program, you’ll explore the history of U.S.-based and global emergency responses as well as the unique role of the church and faith-based NGOs in handling these crises. You’ll also examine how to steer and guide civil society, government, and international institutions toward using their power to protect and advance the rights of the oppressed. With courses in crisis and first responder training, intercultural communication, and human rights law, this degree includes ample opportunity for you to gain practical, hands-on skills.

Within the women’s and children’s advocacy specialization, you can learn specifically how to protect the rights and safety of women and children – including those who fall within other vulnerable sectors of the population. By learning about the numerous multicultural issues that often intersect with women’s and children’s advocacy – such as social stratification, group marginalization, racial/ethnic identities, gender inequality, and disability discrimination – you can become better equipped to aid the suffering in your community – and beyond.

Potential Careers for Graduates of the Women’s and Children’s Care and Advocacy Degree Program

  • Advocacy advisor
  • Anti-trafficking advocate
  • Disaster relief coordinator
  • Humanitarian aid worker
  • International aid worker
  • Refugee care worker

Benefits of Pursuing Your M.A. in Humanitarian Action and Human Rights – Women’s and Children’s Care and Advocacy Degree with Liberty University

As a leader in distance education since 1985, we understand what it takes to create a flexible and affordable education for busy people. Since we have been investing in distance and online learning for decades, our experience has taught us how to streamline our degree options so you can focus on what really matters to you. While many schools offer online degrees, we believe Liberty stands out.

Here’s what sets us apart:

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of Niche.com’s best online schools in America. Earning your online degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • The majority of tuition for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 9 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
  • Electronic textbooks are provided for many divinity courses* all for one convenient fee. To continue our mission of providing affordable education, this fee is waived for students who enroll by Summer 2024 D-term.
  • If you attend full time (9-15 credit hours), you’ll be eligible for our online seminary block rate of $2,750 per semester!**
  • You can complete this M.A. in Humanitarian Action and Human Rights – Women’s and Children’s Care and Advocacy program in as little as 1.5 years!

*Electronic textbooks are not provided for courses that fall under departments outside the School of Divinity.

**Credits taken below 9 and above 15 credit hours for the online M.A. in Humanitarian Action and Human Rights are charged at the part-time rate.

Military Benefits

Service is important to us, so whether you’re currently serving in the Armed Forces, have served, or are married to someone who serves, we’re here to serve you. Liberty’s military benefits are available to:

  • Active duty service members of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/retirees
  • Spouses of service members and veterans/retirees
  • Current Department of Defense employees

We are proud to support you in your pursuit of a flexible and affordable online education by offering you the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for part-time graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
  • Discounted divinity block rate: $2,475 per semester – only $165/credit at 15 credit hours*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

*Credits taken below 9 and above 15 credit hours for the online M.A. in Humanitarian Action and Human Rights are charged at the part-time rate.


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Class Type

100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Jun 24, 2024


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