How to Apply
How to Apply
In addition to the criteria listed, applicants must meet general graduate admission requirements.
- Statement of purpose - Please discuss in 1,200 words or less your reasons for pursuing a graduate certificate in human rights, and your academic, personal, and professional goals.
- Transcripts - Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. Applicants must possess a four-year bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university, and must have a GPA of 3.0 or above.
- Letter of recommendation - This letter should come from someone who can speak to your academic and professional preparation for program success.
- Resume or curriculum vitae - Please make sure all educational background and professional history is current with degrees earned, institutions attended, majors, and GPAs.
Deadlines & Cost
Deadlines: June1 for fall, November 1 for spring
Application Fee: The nonrefundable application fee is $75. UMass Boston alumni and current students that plan to complete degree requirements prior to graduate enrollment can submit the application without paying the application fee.
Tuition information is posted on the Bursar’s website.
Required Courses (9 Credits)
- GISD 624 - International Human Rights Law, Policy and Practice 3 Credit(s)
- GISD 625 - Human Rights-Based Approaches to Social Justice 3 Credit(s)
- GISD 626 - Global Health and Human Rights 3 Credit(s)
Independent Study (3 Credits)
- GISD 696 - Independent Study 1-6 Credit(s)
Elective (3 Credits)
Select one elective course from among the courses offered at the University with the permission of your advisor and the Academic Affairs Committee.
Complete 15 credits from five courses including three required courses, one independent study, and one elective.
Statute of limitations: Three years.
Director Academic Programs Kaitlyn Siner
kaitlyn.siner [@] umb.edu