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Migration Studies, MA


Our program prepares students to develop migration policies and provide support services to migrant communities. Graduates enter careers in local, state, and national governmental agencies; policy think tanks; education; policy and planning consulting firms; community-based nonprofits and NGOs; advocacy; public interest; philanthropic organizations and foundations; and private-sector entities.

Our graduates also go on to post-graduate studies in law, education, politics, and history, amongst others. Examples of placements include:

  • School of Social, Behavioral, and Global Studies, Cal State, Monterey Bay
  • Center for American Progress
  • Global Learning Hub, University of California, Davis
  • Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, City and County of Denver
  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
  • Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Immigrant and Refugee Rights in Denver

Vanessa Saldivar '18 now works for the City and County of Denver at the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs. Find out how she turned her dreams into a reality.

Vanessa Saldivar

From USF to DC

Nancy Giesel MA '19 talks about how the MIMS program prepared her for working in refugee representation in Washington, D.C. 

Nancy Giesel