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Migration Studies, MA

Transforming the lives of global citizens facing harsh realities of migration and refugee life

With more than 230 million global citizens living outside their home countries, international migration is one of the most critical issues facing the global community in the 21st century. The challenges that these global citizens face are the focus of this master’s program, which prepares professionals to better the lives of migrants and refugees throughout the world.

Apply Now for 2023

The Fall 2023 application is now open. The priority application date is February 15, 2023.

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Lisa Anderson MA '19 reflects on a borderlands immersion.

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Flavio Bravo MA ’19

When he was growing up in Phoenix, Flavio Bravo knew early on that he wanted to be like labor leader César Chávez. 

Flavio Bravo holding shirt that says "I support undocumented students"

Study Abroad

Our program includes the option of taking one semester of study at the prestigious Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. As a unique binational program, students take classes together with local graduate students in Migration Studies. While in Mexico, students have the opportunity to intern with populations that migrate through the city. We also offer a spring break immersion trip to Rome and Italy, where students study refugee crisis responses in Europe.


Internships and Framework

Our program works with local and national government bodies, non-governmental organizations, grassroots organizations, and cultural resources to provide students with the tools for on-the-ground research and opportunities for professional experience.


Financial Aid

Our program is committed to working with students to find ways to finance their education through program scholarships, research awards, assistantships, and more.


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Migration Studies, MA

Amy Argenal, Program Director
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117