Apply for a Certificate in Human Rights

Learn about the human rights certificate program here. And check out the Human Rights at UMass Boston page to learn about programs, projects, and publications across the university related to human rights.

Submitting application materials for the certificate program: Most materials can be uploaded via your online application. Official transcripts and other correspondence can be sent via mail to the following address:

UMass Boston Graduate Admissions
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125

For more details, please review the application checklist below. Note that your CV/resume and statement of purpose must be sent both to graduate admissions and to our program. Submit materials as either Word documents or PDF files.

If you have questions after reviewing this checklist, please email us.

Online Application The application deadline for fall admission is June 1. The deadline for spring admission is November 1. Office of Graduate Admissions only
Statement of Purpose Please discuss in 1,200 words or less your reasons for pursuing a graduate certificate in human rights, and your academic, personal, and professional goals. Please submit to Office of Graduate Admissions and email a copy to
Transcripts Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. Applicants must possess a four-year bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university, and must have a GPA of 3.0 or above. Office of Graduate Admissions only
Letter of Recommendation This letter should come from someone who can speak to your academic and professional preparation for program success. Office of Graduate Admissions only

Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Please make sure all educational background and professional history is current with degrees earned, institutions attended, majors, and GPAs. Please submit to Office of Graduate Admissions and email a copy to
School for Global Inclusion and Social Development
in the College of Education and Human Development