Graduate Certificate


The Graduate Certificate in Human Rights Studies allows 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 to advance their professional careers.


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

(1) A graduate-level foundation course in human rights.

(2) At least two additional courses in human rights studies. 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.