Human Rights Education Master's Program

Providing a unique opportunity to understand and address deep-rooted social and educational inequities.

Offered In

San Francisco's Main Campus

In the Department of International & Multicultural Education

Grounded in the practice of critical pedagogy, this program provides a dynamic learning community where students benefit from rigorous experience both in the classroom and in the community.

Program Features

  • The only opportunity in the US to receive a master’s degree in human rights education.
  • Rich in-class learning experiences with expert faculty blended with opportunities for practical work in schools and community organizations in the Bay Area.
  • Pedagogy aimed at addressing inequities based on race, class, gender, sexual identity, religion, and nation.

Our Students

Our students arrive at USF as educators, filmmakers, community organizers, after-school program directors, and more, eager to explore new ways of reading the world using a human rights framework. Meet our students.

Capstone Projects

As part of a final capstone project, students are required to create a curriculum, design a program, and produce a written project that summarizes their knowledge and experience. Want to check out past master’s projects? Human Rights Education projects are posted on USF’s scholarship repository.

Contact Info

School of Education

Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 422-5467