Master’s in International Relations – Human Rights Champions in Pursuit of Justice


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Are you passionate about making a difference in the world? With a Master of Science (MS) in International Relations – Human Rights, you can equip yourself to make a positive difference globally. Through this degree, you can gain the knowledge and expertise needed to analyze human rights literature, conduct research with real-world implications, and apply your knowledge to global political problems.

As a graduate of this program, you can be prepared to pursue a career that lets you assist and protect those who are hurting from a biblical perspective. Your expertise in human rights can help you make a significant change in areas such as social justice, advocacy, and diplomacy. With this degree, you can be ready to tackle challenging humanitarian issues and make a meaningful difference in people’s lives across the globe.

The master’s degree in international relations gives insight into theoretical and practical aspects of human rights. You will study topics such as the history and philosophy of human rights, international human rights law, and human rights advocacy. You can also discover how to examine human rights problems and use what you learn in real-life situations.

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Our online degree in international relations – human rights is an excellent option for students like you who want to pursue their passion for human rights while maintaining their current lifestyle. Since this program is 100% online, you will not have to put your life on hold to pursue your degree. This online format provides a flexible option for you to still focus on your job, family, and other commitments.

In addition to the convenience of an online program, Liberty University allows you to transfer in up to 50% of your graduate degree. This transfer credit policy means that you can potentially bring in previous college coursework and use relevant life experience for credit in classes – allowing you to save time and money.

Liberty University’s accreditation by SACSCOC, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, helps ensure that your degree will be recognized by employers and other institutions. This accreditation means that Liberty’s online international relations degree program meets rigorous academic standards and provides a high-quality education that can help prepare you for your future career.

In Liberty University’s online master’s degree in international relations with a focus on human rights, you can gain a solid understanding of the philosophical and biblical influences impacting international relations and global governance. The program takes a multidisciplinary approach to international relations, addressing history, philosophy, governing structures and processes, and comparative politics. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to learn about the Judeo-Christian perspective on international affairs as well as the role of America in the world.

Through this program, you can gain knowledge of international governments, groups, organizations, and coalitions as well as sovereignty issues. You will also have the opportunity to explore the influence, reach, and limits of human rights. This program is constructed on a solid biblical foundation, which can help prepare you for a career in intercultural interaction. By studying American foreign policy, you can learn how it impacts the global landscape and explore ways in which the United States can play a positive role in promoting human rights and advancing peace and prosperity around the world.

Our specialization in human rights can give you a strong base of knowledge about human rights, including its politics, history, and philosophy. In your classes, you can also learn about important events in human rights during the 20th century. You can also gain an understanding of the different groups and organizations, such as the church, government, and international institutions, that work to protect human rights and make sure people follow human rights rules.

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