International Humanitarian Action (M.A.)

32-credit program divided into four modules: Humanitarian Assistance; Operational Humanitarian Assistance; and Management of Humanitarian Action, and Humanitarian Leadership. Module 1 can be taken as an independent advanced certificate. The M.A. program can be completed in two to five years, depending on students' availability and schedules. Courses are designed to accommodate the schedules and work patterns of humanitarian workers through one-, two-, and four-week intensive sessions held in exciting locations around the world, including Amman, Barcelona, Kathmandu, New York City, and Vienna.

Course Title Credits
Module 1: International Humanitarian Assistance
HUST 6000International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance8
Module 2: Operational Humanitarian Assistance
HUAF 5030Humanitarian Logistics2
HUAF 5031Community Participation2
HUAF 5010Humanitarian Negotiation2
One elective course2
Module 3: Management of Humanitarian Action
HUAF 5070Leadership & Management in Ha2
HUAF 5080Accountability in Hum Act2
HUAF 5090Ethics of Humanitarian Assistance2
One elective course2
Module 4: Humanitarian Leadership
HUAF 5060Disaster Management2
HUAF 5095Strategic Issues in Humanitarian Action2
HUAF 5990
HUAF 5991
Master's Thesis Research I
and Master's Thesis Research II
Total Credits32

Elective Courses

Courses in this group have the IHUA attribute.

Course Title Credits
HUAF 5020Humanitarian Aspects of Migration0-2
HUAF 5040Communications and Media in Humanitarian Affairs0-2
HUAF 5055Human Rights and Human Crises0-2
HUAF 5060Disaster Management0-2
HUAF 5100Civil Military Cooperation0-2
HUAF 5150Mental Health in Complex Emergencies0-2
HUAF 5155Education in Emergencies0-2
HUAF 5160Urban Disaster, Vulnerability and Displacement: Humanitarian Action and Response0-2

More in-depth information about course offerings can be found on our page on the Fordham website.