Masters Degree In Advocacy Women And Children
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Jan 15, 2024
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Champion Women’s and Children’s Rights with Liberty’s MA 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. With Liberty University’s Master of Arts (MA) in Humanitarian Action and Human Rights – Women’s and Children’s Care and Advocacy, you can learn how to protect and assist women and children facing dangerous situations and human rights violations.

This degree is designed to equip you with practical, hands-on skills for use in a variety of humanitarian action roles – whether you want to shape human rights policy or serve on the front lines helping people in crisis. As you pursue your graduate degree in advocacy, you’ll explore how to handle the major social challenges of today in a manner that is grounded in biblical truth. You will also see how the local church is uniquely positioned to assist those in the greatest need. 

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 women’s and children’s advocacy degree program can help provide the tools you need to rescue and rehabilitate those who are suffering. By studying a well-rounded approach to humanitarian action, you can gain the knowledge, skills, and values needed to serve in many different capacities – from crafting government legislation to interacting face-to-face with victims of trauma and oppression.

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

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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 Our Women’s and Children’s Care and Advocacy Degree Program?

We’ve designed our graduate degree in advocacy and human rights to give you maximum flexibility. This program is offered 100% online with 8-week courses and no set login times. Whether you’re a parent, a working professional, or have other important commitments outside of school, you’ll have the freedom you need to pursue your degree without putting your life on hold.

Here’s what else sets us apart:

  • Unlike many online Bible colleges and seminaries, Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
  • 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 36 credit hours, our women’s and children’s care and advocacy 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.

*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.

What Will You Learn in Our MA in Humanitarian Action and Human Rights – Woman and Child Advocacy Degree Online?

In this program, you’ll study crisis and first responder training, intercultural communication, human rights law, and theological foundations for humanitarian action and human rights. You’ll also explore the history of U.S.-based and global emergency responses as well as the unique role of the church and faith-based non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in handling these crises. From there, you can 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.

Additionally, you will take a sequence of specialization courses that offer an in-depth look at women’s and children’s care and advocacy. You can also learn how to support and champion the rights of other vulnerable populations, such as those suffering from disabilities.

In particular, you’ll take a look at:

  • Interventions made to support women and children in crisis
  • Social stratification, group marginalization, racial/ethnic identities, gender inequality, disability discrimination, and other multicultural issues that impact human services efforts
  • Various protection systems used to aid women, children, and vulnerable populations
  • Ways that the church and faith-based NGOs can assist women and children who are facing the dark reality of abandonment, exploitation, and abuse

Lastly, you will complete a capstone course that can help you synthesize and apply your knowledge to real-life situations. That way, you can be better equipped to step into the field and start making a difference in your community – and beyond.

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Highlights of Our Humanitarian Action and Human Rights Master’s Degree in Advocacy for Women and Children

  • 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!
  • You can complete this graduate degree in advocacy for women and children in as little as 1.5 years.
  • Liberty University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

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

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Military Benefits for Our Online Humanitarian Action and Human Rights 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.

    Potential Career Opportunities for Graduates of the Woman and Child Advocacy Degree Program

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

    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.