DePaul University College of LAS > Academics > Refugee & Forced Migration Studies > Graduate Program > Refugee & Forced Migration Studies (MS) > Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

Course Requirements

Students will gain both academic and practical skills. In their first year, students will acquire conceptual methodologies and legal frameworks for critical analyses of refugee protection regimes and human rights law. They will also be introduced to health issues in refugee and forced migration studies. In the second year, the two research methods courses, together with the core practicum and internships, will enable students to assess, evaluate and apply theoretical knowledge as practitioners.


Refugee & Forced Migration Studies Student Handbook

Year One; Fall Quarter

  • FMS 402 PRO-SEMINAR IN THE HISTORY OF FORCED MIGRATION
  • FMS 403 INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW AND POLICY COLLOQUIUM

Year One; Winter Quarter

  • FMS 401/LAW 517 ASYLUM AND REFUGEE LAW (COLLEGE OF LAW)
  • FMS 404 INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT MANAGEMENT

Year One; Spring Quarter

  • FMS 405/MPH 553 PUBLIC HEALTH AND FORCED MIGRATION
  • OPEN ELECTIVE

Year Two; Fall Quarter

  • ELECTIVE FMS 414 HUMANITARIAN LOGISTICS
  • FMS 417 NON-PROFIT FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION

Year Two; Winter Quarter

  • FMS 413/MPS 611 INTERNATIONAL NGO MANAGEMENT
  • FMS 411/MPS 583 SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH METHODS

Year Two; Spring Quarter

  • FMS 490 PRACTICUM

48.5 Required Credits


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