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Master of Arts in Human Rights and Social JusticeFind out how you can change the world

Do you consider yourself an activist? Do you want to build your social justice skills to expand your career? Join us May 14, 2024 for an information session and get started.

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With TRU’s Master of Arts in Human Rights and Social Justice, you can become a leader in the advancement of a just society. This 16-month program provides you with hands-on field experience, an Indigenous Ways of Knowing course, and opportunities to discuss and examine social issues as well as solve problems.

Continue your education

Many TRU Faculty of Arts graduates ladder into the program. The program connects your passion with a rewarding career such as a human rights advocate and policy analyst. If you’re interested in leading change in equity, diversity and inclusion in your work, this program is for you.

Return to education

At TRU, we believe in life-long learning. It’s never too late to pursue a new career or return to education. The sixteen-month program offers flexible learning, allowing you to pursue course-based learning or complete courses and wrap up with a thesis, project or creative expression.

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Featured in The Georgia Straight

Excitement for the program grew after an article from The Georgia Straight in 2022 with emphasis on how this program at TRU is unique, “we think this is one of the first at the graduate level where every student coming through will have to take this Indigenous Ways of Knowing course” said TRU Dean of Arts, Dr. Richard McCutheon

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Program overview

Become a leader in the advancement of a just society — locally and globally. This new continuous 16-month program offers a variety of completion pathways.

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What faculty have to say

What students have to say

What's been incredible for me is to be able to have an open conversation about differing opinions with my professors and cohort — everyone comes from a different background and it influences our points of view.

Azadé Youhan Aria, India

The program provides a remarkable opportunity to learn from diverse perspectives and deepen my understanding of human rights and social justice issues on a global scale.

Ponveera Caldera, Sri Lanka

I have enjoyed spending time in the MAHRSJ lounge, where some of us would meet after class and talk about issues that mattered to us between and while working on our current projects.

Kevin Pankewich, Canada

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Join us May 14, 2024 for an information session and have all your questions about the program and application process answered. Register today, get started on your journey to making the world a better place.

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