University of San Francisco

School of Education

Master of Arts in Human Rights Education


2130 Fulton Street

San Francisco, CA 94117

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Human Rights Education

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in Human Rights Education (HRE) Program provides a unique opportunity to understand and address deep-rooted social and educational inequities through the lens of critical Human Rights Education.

"Human Rights Education is both a lens through which to observe the world and a methodology for teaching and leading others" (Amnesty International).

Distinctive Program Features

  • The only opportunity in the US to receive a Master’s degree in Human Rights Education.
  • Rich in-class learning experiences with expert faculty blended with opportunities for practical work in schools and community organizations in the Bay Area.
  • Pedagogy aimed at addressing inequities based on race, class, gender and nation.

“What I most appreciate about the MA in HRE program are my fellow classmates. The classroom experience is full of diversity, rich experiences and perspectives. Professors provide a safe space and thought-provoking material that allows for dialogue and discussion that further delves into the complicated and important issues that need addressing.I would tell a prospective or new HRE-MA student to take advantage of all the wonderful resources and opportunities that the program has to offer. The program, for me, has become more than just a schooling experience, but an experience that has allowed me to become a part of a community that shares similar passions and is actively working to make the human rights vision a reality.” - Sabrina James, Human Rights Education MA Alumna


USF is a founding member of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and has been accredited by WASC since the 1940s.

International Student Requirements:


Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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