Graduate Certificate


The Graduate Certificate in Human Rights Studies provides an opportunity for doctoral students to enrich their training through sustained interdisciplinary coursework in human rights while participating in the intellectual life of the Pozen Center. Completion of the certificate will be formally noted by the Registrar on graduate transcripts, offering students an additional credential as they pursue their professional goals.


We award the certificate to doctoral students in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University who complete the following requirements:

(1) A graduate-level Human Rights foundation course

(2) At least two additional Human Rights courses (these could be cross-listed courses or equivalent, non-cross-listed courses approved by the Pozen Center Faculty Director)

(3) A major research paper with a substantial human rights component

(4) Active participation in the intellectual life of the Pozen Center


To apply for the certificate, please contact Pozen Center Faculty Director Mark Bradley.