Human Rights Graduate Program

Earn your Graduate Degree Studying Human Rights and Social Justice and their Connections to Sustainability and Animal Protection Issues

Do you want to learn how to advance human rights?

Do you consider social justice to be essential for creating a just and sustainable world?

Do you want to enroll in a top human rights graduate program that’s intersectional in nature and helps you create a world in which all people as well as animals and nature can thrive?

If so, we have online human rights graduate programs for you! At the Institute for Humane Education, our unique graduate programs with Antioch University (M.Ed., M.A., Ed.D., and Graduate Certificate) will prepare you to teach about the social justice issues that most concern you, communicate and educate effectively, and become a solutionary who makes a difference in the world.

Human Rights Graduate Program Institute for Humane Education

Become a Humane Educator and be a Force for Change

Learning about human rights is one thing; making a difference and addressing injustice is another. As you think about what you’re most passionate about, what you love to do, and what you’re good at, consider whether humane education – a field through which you’ll bring your passion for social justice to others in ways that inspire positive action, compassionate choices, and solutionary thinking – might be the ideal career for you.

With our programs, you don’t have to choose between a human rights graduate degree or an environmental studies degree or an animal protection degree or an education degree. You can study all these issues through an intersectional and social justice lens that helps you teach others to be solutionaries who solve problems in ways that do the most good and least harm for everyone: all people, the environment, and animals.

Moreover, you’ll learn within an online community full of people who also care about creating a just and humane world. In fact, because people come to our graduate programs from many arenas and passionate about different issues, you’ll get to learn with and from each other so that everyone is enriched and becomes a comprehensive educator connecting human rights, environmental sustainability, and animal protection. Plus you’ll receive your degree from the leader in progressive education, our partner Antioch University.

“The graduate program has allowed me to fuse my passion for racial justice with the development of educational materials and resources for humane educators to use in teaching about issues at the intersection of race and other social justice movements.” -DANA MCPHALL, M. Ed.

Our Unique Approach to Integrating Human Rights into our Humane Education degree will enable you to:

  • Connect human rights issues to environmental sustainability, animal protection, and education
  • Educate others in positive ways that inspire them to make a difference
  • Learn from experts in human rights, racial justice, sustainability, animal protection, and solutionary thinking and action.
  • Build a community of like-minded graduate students who share your commitment to a just world.
  • Choose between an M.Ed. degree, M.A. degree, Graduate Certificate, or Ed.D. specializing in humane education – all programs that are unique in the world!

Become a Solutionary and Educate Others to be Solutionaries

One of the most powerful ways that we can create change is to become a solutionary, a person who is able to identify unjust, inhumane, and unsustainable systems and then create solutions that do the most good and least harm for people, animals, and the environment. In our online graduate programs you’ll not only learn how to become a solutionary yourself, and bring a solutionary lens to social justice issues that concern you, but also to educate others to be solutionaries. This kind of learning is positive, energizing, and hopeful.

If you find yourself despairing about injustice, we invite you to join a program that will provide powerful tools and ways of thinking to build an equitable future where all can thrive. Here’s a 90-second video to provide a taste of what solutionaries can and will achieve.

Learn More and Apply Now

To learn more about the ways in which we incorporate human rights and social justice into a comprehensive context that includes changemaking, education, educational equity, sustainability, and animal protection, visit the Graduate Programs page on our website. You can also complete this inquiry form to connect with the program director to discuss how your commitment to social justice and earning a master’s degree in human rights can be met through comprehensive humane education.

The world needs humane educators speaking and teaching on behalf of justice, and we need spokespeople who understand how to inspire others, instill compassion, and foster solutionary thinking.