Online Masters In Human Rights And Humanitarian Action
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Class Type 100% online, 8-week courses
Next Start Date Jan 16, 2023
Transfer Credits Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
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Minister to the Hurting and Oppressed in Your Community and Around the World with Liberty’s Humanitarian Action and Human Rights Master’s Program

Are you passionate about advocating for the oppressed? With Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Arts (MA) in Humanitarian Action and Human Rights, you can receive the biblical framework, theoretical foundation, and practical training needed to engage in human rights defense and humanitarian work on a global scale. Whether you want to craft government policy, coordinate disaster relief response, serve on the front lines aiding victims of a humanitarian crisis, or lead anti-trafficking efforts, our program can help provide the tools you need to make a difference.

The skills you gain throughout this program may prove invaluable as you pursue a career with nonprofits, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), faith-based organizations, local churches, and more. You could help those who are hurting and exploited in your own community through your local church – or you may travel overseas to participate in international humanitarian endeavors.

Our online master’s in human rights and humanitarian action places an emphasis on social responsibility, personal integrity, and sensitivity to the needs of others. You can learn how to minister to the whole person – mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual – as you prepare to serve those facing war, poverty, trauma, disease, natural disasters, and other major crises.

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Accreditation

Liberty University’s John W. Rawlings School of Divinity is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Your divinity degree is approved by ATS and has met rigorous accreditation standards, so you can feel confident that your degree is both academically excellent and well-respected among churches, ministries, and nonprofit organizations.

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Why Choose Liberty’s MA in Humanitarian Action and Human Rights Degree Online?

At Liberty, we’re committed to offering a top-notch education that equips you for the real world. We are regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) – and our courses are taught by industry leaders who have advanced degrees and years of experience in fields related to humanitarian response. With this level of accreditation and world-class mentorship, you can pursue your degree with confidence.

Here’s what else sets us apart:

  • Liberty’s online seminary offers divinity degrees at a graduate tuition rate of just $395 per credit hour for part-time students.
  • If you attend full time (9-15 credit hours), you’ll be eligible for our online seminary block rate of $2,750 per semester!*
  • At only 36 credit hours, our humanitarian action and human rights degree program can be completed in as little as 1.5 years.
  • As a graduate student, you can potentially transfer in up to 50% of your total credit hours – allowing you to finish your degree even faster.
  • To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are included for all divinity courses** at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!
  • The master’s in human rights and humanitarian action is offered 100% online with 8-week courses and no set login times – allowing you to earn your degree on your schedule.

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

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

Specializations for the Online Master’s in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action

At Liberty, you can customize your humanitarian action and human rights degree by selecting a specialization in an area that interests you! Check out our available options below.

Advocacy: Law and Policy

Disaster Relief

Women’s and Children’s Care and Advocacy

What Will You Learn in Liberty’s Humanitarian Action and Human Rights Graduate Program?

Our humanitarian action and human rights online courses are designed to equip you with practical, hands-on skills for helping people in crisis. In this program, you’ll explore topics such as international human rights law, crisis and first responder training, and intercultural communication. You’ll also be able to choose a course in one of the following subjects: pluralism and world religions, introduction to Islam, or cultural anthropology.

Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about:

  • Core emergency management principles essential to mitigating, planning for, responding to, and recovering from disasters
  • Foundational aspects of faith-based humanitarian action and leadership
  • Methods for organizing a faith-based humanitarian response
  • Theological foundations for humanitarian action and human rights
  • Ways to steer and guide civil society, government, and international institutions toward using their power to advance the rights of the oppressed

From there, you will pursue a specialization of your choosing. Each specialization is designed to offer focused training in a particular aspect of humanitarian action. No matter which degree track you choose, you’ll be able to hone your skill set to match your unique interests and goals.

To round out the program, you will complete a capstone course that can help you apply what you’ve learned. By engaging with local humanitarian organizations during this course, you can prepare to step out into the field and make an impact on people around the world.

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Potential Career Opportunities for Graduates of the Humanitarian Action and Human Rights Graduate Program

  • Advocacy advisor
  • Anti-trafficking advocate
  • Disaster relief coordinator
  • Humanitarian aid worker
  • International aid worker
  • Non-governmental organization (NGO) worker
  • Nonprofit worker
  • Policy advisor
  • Refugee care worker

Military Benefits for Our Online Human Rights and Humanitarian Degree Program

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering 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 MA in Humanitarian Action and Human Rights are charged at the part-time rate.

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Admission Requirements for Liberty’s MA in Humanitarian Action and Human Rights Degree Online

A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions-related information.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
  • School of Divinity Questionnaire
  • Pastoral recommender contact information
  • Proof of English proficiency (for applicants whose native language is other than English)

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during Financial Check-In. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses — documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.

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Highlights of Our Humanitarian Action and Human Rights Master’s Degree

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank among Niche.com’s top 3 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.
  • Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 7 years – and counting.
  • To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are included for all divinity courses* at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!
  • 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 humanitarian action and human rights master’s 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 MA in Humanitarian Action and Human Rights are charged at the part-time rate.

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