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All university students admitted to post-baccalaureate degree programs at the University are eligible to take courses leading to the Global Human Rights Certificate.

Juniors and seniors may apply to the advisors of their schools for eligibility status to pursue the requirements.

Students are encouraged to maintain contact with their department/school to ensure that they remain on-track for their certificate.

Certificate Requirements

To qualify for this certificate, students must take a total of five graduate courses relating to international human rights.

One of the five graduate level courses must be Human Rights (PSCI-558), International Human Rights Post 9/11 (LAW-992), Public International Law (LAW-660), or Health and Human Rights (PUBH-525).

The remaining four courses should be selected from a list of approved perspective offerings Students may petition for up to two of those four courses outside the pre-approved courses list. A petition form should be submitted to your school’s Certificate advisor prior to the start of the semester.

In accordance with the certificate’s interdisciplinary mission, courses must be taken in at least two of the University’s Schools. No more than three courses can be taken from any one school.

Satisfactory grades (B or better) must be earned in all five courses.

Note: Individual schools may impose additional requirements to qualify for this certificate.  Contact your school for details.

Notation of the Certificate

Once students have completed their course requirements, a Completion Form should be forwarded to their Certificate Advisor :

 Global Human Rights Certificate Completion For m