New Degree Program Master of Science in Humanitarian Studies: Become a skilled and knowledgeable humanitarian professional.

The Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs announces New Degree Program Master of Science in Humanitarian Studies. Building on more than twenty years of training humanitarian professionals around the globe, Fordham University’s Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences are pleased to launch the first US-based Master’s degree dedicated exclusively to international humanitarian response.

The Master of Science in Humanitarian Studies will educate a new generation of humanitarian professionals to make meaningful contributions to humanitarian operations. Built on social justice values and humanitarian principles, this 30-credit interdisciplinary program will challenge students to examine critically the political, social, economic, and legal foundations of the contemporary humanitarian sector, and to master various techniques to engaging holistic and sustainable responses to protracted and rapid onset humanitarian crises.

The MSHS curriculum ( train students to:
  • engage deeply in contemporary humanitarian issues, including forced migration, human rights in conflict, urban disasters, and education in crises;
  • develop practical skills through unique experiential learning opportunities in New York and overseas;
  • cultivate an extensive network of high-qualified graduate program alumni and practitioners;
  • learn policy making and project management techniques from faculty engaged in humanitarian work and research; and 
  • concentrate in one of three areas: Human Rights: Communities and Capacity Building; or Livelihoods and Institutions.

Five-Year BA or BS/MS in Humanitarian Studies

The five year BA or BS/MS program in Humanitarian Studies allows select Fordham University Juniors from any Undergraduate major to earn both their Bachelor’s degree and the Master degree in Humanitarian Studies in five years. For more information, Fordham students may consult the GSAS website or attend upcoming information sessions:

Rose Hill Campus:
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | Campbell Multipurpose Room | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Lincoln Center Campus:
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | 140W Room G76A | 12  – 2:30 p.m



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