Human Rights Degree Online Law And Policy Min
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Years (Avg.)
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100% online, 8-week courses
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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
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Jan 15, 2024
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Be a Champion for Justice with Liberty’s Master of Arts in Humanitarian Action and Human Rights – Advocacy: Law and Policy Degree Online

Are you interested in using your passion for ministry to impact nations and be a voice for the oppressed? Perhaps the areas of law and policy also interest you – and you’d like to combine your passions into a rewarding career that empowers you to carry out the Great Commission. If so, Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Arts (MA) in Humanitarian Action and Human Rights – Advocacy: Law and Policy may be right for you.

This human rights master’s degree is designed to prepare you to minister to the hurting and oppressed – both in your community and around the world. In this program, you can benefit from a curriculum rooted in a biblical foundation, crafted around a Christian framework, and centered on the practical application of human rights and humanitarian action. You will also see how the local church is uniquely positioned to assist those in the greatest need. Our online human rights master’s program in law and policy was designed with your success in mind – academically, spiritually, and professionally.

Law and policy are 2 areas that intertwine with human rights and humanitarian action in many ways. Victims of human rights violations need help – and often, that help comes through someone knowledgeable about the law. With our master’s degree in humanitarian action and human rights – law and policy degree, you can prepare to walk alongside the oppressed and help them find justice.

Don’t put your dream career on hold – and don’t shortchange yourself by choosing just any degree from any online college. Partner with Liberty University to become a Champion for Christ and be a voice for the oppressed.

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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 Master’s in Human Rights – Law and Policy Degree?

As a pioneer in distance education since 1985, we understand what it takes to develop a rigorous, respected online degree program that challenges you to grow while respecting your personal commitments. This degree is offered 100% online with no set login times and no required intensives – meaning you’ll be able to further your education while remaining committed to your job, family, and community.

Liberty University holds regional, institutional accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) – so you can be assured of the quality of your degree program. A degree with this sort of distinction can help you stand out in applicant pools, at conferences, and in various ministry settings. You can feel confident that our online human rights master’s program can equip you with the skills, knowledge, and confidence needed to succeed.

What Will You Learn in Our Human Rights – Advocacy: Law and Policy Master’s Program?

This online human rights and humanitarian action degree is made up of 2 sections: core courses and advocacy courses. Each class in this degree program has been designed with the success of you and those you serve in mind.

Our degree begins with an overview of faith-based humanitarian action and leadership. You’ll study proper faith-based humanitarian responses, crisis and first responder fundamentals, intercultural communication, and the international human rights regime. You will also explore international human rights law, theological foundations for humanitarian action and human rights, and more – culminating in a humanitarian action and human rights capstone course that will challenge you to synthesize the knowledge you’ve gained throughout the degree program.

In addition, our human rights degree online allows you to choose a topic of study from the following subjects: pluralism and world religions, Islam, and cultural anthropology. Studying other worldviews is an excellent way to prepare for times when you’re challenged to defend principles based on a Judeo-Christian set of laws.   

From there, this degree program ventures into the advocacy: law and policy specialization – which covers international law and diplomacy, domestic policy, and foreign policy. This collection of courses can help you develop a solid knowledge of the legal system and how it works concerning human rights and humanitarian action.

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Military Benefits for the Online Master’s in Humanitarian Action and Human Rights 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 are charged at the part-time rate.

Potential Career Opportunities for Policy and Human Rights Graduates

  • Advocacy advisor
  • Disaster relief coordinator
  • Humanitarian aid worker
  • International humanitarian aid worker
  • Refugee care worker

Admission Requirements for Our Graduate Divinity Online Degrees

Applicants must have a regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 2.0 or above GPA 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.

Highlights of Our Humanitarian Action Degree – Law and Policy

  • 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’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.
  • 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 9 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!
  • Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
  • You can complete this human rights degree in as little as 1.5 years!

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

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