Information for Students

Undergraduate students at UConn can double major in Anthropology and Human Rights, and graduate students can earn a Graduate Certificate in Human Rights while pursuing an MA or PhD. Students have the opportunity to take courses offered by our core and affiliated faculty, as well as interdisciplinary courses offered by UConn’s Human Rights Institute. Funding is provided as part of the PhD program and additional funding sources are available for fieldwork and dissertation writing.

For detailed information about the MA and PhD degree programs, please visit the department's Graduate Requirements as well as the Graduate School's Graduate Catalog. Detailed information for undergraduate students interested in a major or minor in anthropology can be found in our Undergraduate Program page.


Graduate Certificate Requirements

The Graduate Certificate in Human Rights "provides a historical, literary and philosophical perspective for thinking broadly about modern human rights; an understanding of social science research on rights, conflict and governance; as well as expertise in the international conventions, treaties and case law from international courts (such as the European Court of Human Rights, the International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia)." Click on the icon below to learn more about the certificate course requirements and available academic resources.

Human rights certificate