Humanitarian Studies (M.S.)
The Master of Science in Humanitarian Studies degree is a 30-credit program constituted by five core courses, four concentration track electives, an internship, and a completed thesis.
|HUAF 5013||Fundamentals of Humanitarian Action||3|
|HUAF 5012||Contemporary Issues in Humanitarian Action||3|
|HUAF 5015||Information Management||3|
|HUAF 5014||Humanitarian Resource Management and Administration||3|
|HUAF 5016||Monitoring and Evaluation in Humanitarian Response||3|
|Four required courses from one of the following concentrations: 2||12|
Communities and Capacity Building
Livelihoods and Institutions
|HUAF 5801||Humanitarian Internship||3|
|Masters' Thesis 3|
More information about the Internship courses can be seen below.
A concentration is optional. Students who do not declare a concentration must take four electives.
You will complete a Master’s Thesis under the supervision of a faculty member on a topic related to your concentration area.
Our New York City location enables students to pursue internships and exposure to various United Nations agencies, diplomatic missions, international nongovernmental organizations, and prominent research and think-tank institutions. You will complete an internship tutorial that matches your concentration area, either during a summer, fall, or spring semester.
Human Rights concentration
Courses in this concentration examine the preservation of human rights in humanitarian activities. A clear understanding of these rights and privileges is critical to those working within the humanitarian sector, and students concentrating in this area will emerge with skills and critical thinking in how to preserve those rights and privileges in those who are at risk.
Courses in this group have the HUHR attribute.
|HUAF 5200||Protection for Vulnerable Populations||3|
|HUAF 5210||Access to Education During Crisis and Conflict||3|
|IPED 5560||Conflict Resolution||3|
|PMMA 6104||Alternative and Advocacy Journalism||3|
|PSYC 6030||Trauma & Family Violence||3|
Communities and Capacity Building concentration
Courses in this concentration examine humanitarian response at the subnational level, including how processes are created, relationships are founded, skills are shared, and institutions are built, strengthened, and stabilized. Students concentrating in this area will work through practical skills to mitigate and respond to complex emergencies at a local level.
Courses in this group have the HUCB attribute.
|ECON 5260||Epidemics & Devel Policy||3|
|HUAF 5400||Disaster Risk Reduction||3|
|HUAF 5410||Gender Integration in Humanitarian Action||3|
|PMMA 6206||Persuasion and Public Opinion||3|
|PMMA 6207||International Communication||3|
|PSYC 6390||Global Mental Health||3|
|URST 5900||Global Cities||3|
Livelihoods and Institutions concentration
Courses in this concentration area examine humanitarian response through a macro-structural lens, incorporating global processes and a critical exploration of how international actors can support and enrich national and local societies in times of crisis. Students concentrating in this area will focus on causality and larger response mechanisms.
Courses in this group have the HULI attribute.
|ECON 5808||Microfinance & Migration||3|
|ECON 6490||Foreign Aid & Development||3|
|HUAF 5300||International Responses to Migration||3|
|HUAF 5310||Urban Disasters and Displacement||3|
|SOCI 5808||Migration & Microfinance||3|
|THEO 6732||Ethics and Economics||3|
|THEO 6735||Ecological Ethics||3|
|URST 5000||Issues in Urban Studies||3|
|URST 5070||Environmental History of the American City||3|