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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.

Year One; Fall Quarter

  • FMS 401/LAW 517 ASYLUM AND REFUGEE LAW AND POLICY
  • FMS 402 PRO-SEMINAR IN THE HISTORY OF FORCED MIGRATION 

Year One; Winter Quarter

  • ​FMS 403 HUMAN RIGHTS LAW
  • FMS 404 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT 

Year One; Spring Quarter

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

Year Two; Fall Quarter

  • FMS 411/MPS 588 SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH METHODS
  • FMS 413/MPS 616 MANAGEMENT OF INTERNATIONAL NGOs

Year Two; Winter Quarter

  • ​FMS 414 TRAUMA COUNSELING
  • FMS 416 HUMANITARIAN LOGISTICS

Year Two; Spring Quarter

  • ​FMS 450 PRACTICUM I
  • FMS 490 PRACTICUM II

48.5 Required Credits


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