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Master in Migration Studies

Design and implement research. Develop direct service projects. Organize and advocate for policies that transform migrant and refugee lives.

Our Master’s in Migration Studies Program integrates rigorous academic analysis with real world hands-on experiences to prepare you for meaningful and fulfilling careers in your community and around the world.

  • Community Engaged Faculty: Study alongside social justice focused faculty committed to building compassionate and innovative migration frameworks.
  • Immersion and Practicums: You have the choice of completing a semester and volunteering in Mexico City, as well as participating in immersion visits to our Southern and European Borders.
  • Specialized Research: Develop a final research project that speaks to your own interests and career goals by completing a traditional master’s thesis, applied project, or publishable article.
  • Successful Alumni: MIMS graduates are making remarkable contributions to the defense and advancement of migrant and refugee rights; they work with agencies and organizations as diverse as the Center for American Progress in Washington DC to the State Legislature of Arizona.
  • SF Bay Area: Study on one of the most diverse campuses in the country, among an active and thriving community of migrant and refugee led organizations, cultural centers, advocacy networks, and agencies.
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