What will I learn?

The Master of Science (MS) in Human Rights at Binghamton University is a rigorous, innovative graduate program that offers professional training for interdisciplinary, applied research and practice in human rights, with a focus on community-level engagement.

The promise of human rights is to guide public action, hold governments accountable and empower communities. Binghamton's Master of Science in Human Rights will immerse you in the theory and practice of human rights, addressing issues such as education, health, violence, children, family, poverty, incarceration and immigration, evaluated critically through the lenses of race, gender, class, ethnicity, sexuality, place, community and/or nationality.

Which department am I in?

College of Community and Public Affairs

Study options

Full Time (36 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$23,100.00 per year
Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

College of Community and Public Affairs

BINGHAMTON,

New York,

13902, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for graduate study, you must: Provide a complete set of your undergraduate (and, if applicable, graduate) transcripts showing one of the following: You have earned a bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university; You are within one academic year of earning a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university; You are eligible to apply as part of a memorandum of understanding between your current institution and Binghamton University. Have earned, at minimum, one of the following: A 3.0 GPA over your entire undergraduate career; A 3.0 GPA during last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits of your undergraduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail"); A 3.0 GPA in a graduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail"); In consideration of the different grading scales used around the world, each academic department evaluates international transcripts to determine on a case-by-case basis whether they demonstrate one of the above requirements

For international students

Provide a complete set of your undergraduate (and, if applicable, graduate) transcripts showing one of the following:

  • You have earned a bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university
  • You are within one academic year of earning a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university
  • You are eligible to apply as part of a memorandum of understanding between your current institution and Binghamton University

Have earned, at minimum, one of the following:

  • A 3.0 GPA over your entire undergraduate career
  • A 3.0 GPA during your last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits of your undergraduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail")
  • A 3.0 GPA in a graduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail")
  • In consideration of the different grading scales used around the world, each academic department evaluates international transcripts to determine on a case-by-case basis whether they demonstrate one of the above requirements.

Students must have the following:

  • Minimum IELTS score: 7.0
  • Minimum TOEFL score: 100 on the iBT
  • Minimum PTE Academic score: 68

Deadlines: Fall: Rolling (January 1 Priority / February 1 Funding)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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