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Monday, September 14, 2015

New Master of Human Rights at the University of Minnesota

The Human Rights Program is thrilled to announce that the University of Minnesota Board of Regents voted on September 11, 2015 to approve the creation of a Master of Human Rights (MHR) degree. The two-year interdisciplinary program, jointly offered by the College of Liberal Arts and the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, will prepare students with the professional and conceptual knowledge necessary to work in the field of human rights and equip them with the analytical skills and tools critically important to most effectively addressing some of the world’s toughest human rights challenges.

Looking ahead, we are excited to take the next steps by building an interdisciplinary base of talented scholars, faculty, and leaders in the human rights discipline to lead the program. We also look forward to beginning to promote the degree as we seek out a diverse group of students to admit for the 2016-2017 school year!
We thank all who have contributed to and supported this project over the years, and we look forward to the continued engagement as we bring the program to life. Please do not hesitate to contact Mary Curtin, former diplomat-in-residence and current Coordinator of the Master of Human Rights, at mtcurtin@umn.edu with any questions.