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.