Top employers: Chemonics International, Inter-American Development Bank, World Bank Group, US Department of State, US Department of Justice
Didace Kamana, SIS/MA ’17
I want to be the change I want to see in the world.
Being from Rwanda, I’ve seen conflict destroy my country, but I know that peace can build an entire world. I want to go back to the region and engage with conflict resolution and global affairs programs in a teaching capacity and as a priest. I took advantage of every opportunity while in the EPHR program—and even traveled to Switzerland and Rome for conferences—that helped me to learn, grow, and meet new challenges. To me, that is what education is truly about.
When you should apply to the program depends on what semester you want to start taking classes in and whether you are a domestic or international student.
Application deadlines for an MA in Ethics, Peace, and Human Rights are as follows:
- Fall semester (all applicants): January 15
- Spring semester (domestic applicants): October 1
- Spring semester (international applicants): September 15
Missed a deadline but still interested in applying? Email the SIS Graduate Admissions office.
EPHR graduates go on to find and facilitate peaceful and ethical solutions to the world’s most daunting international challenges. They tackle issues like gender equality in the Middle East, interfaith understanding, public health, ethical approaches to development, and more. They boast successful careers in both the private and nonprofit sectors, government agencies, consulting firms, and even create their own organizations. While many graduates apply their MA in EPHR to work directly in the international affairs field, others may choose to pursue their doctorate studies or teach following their completion of the program.
Looking for more information or help? SIS has a dedicated career development center to assist current students and alumni.
The School of International Service offers merit-based aid in the form of scholarships and fellowships at the time of admission. SIS also has partnerships with a number of organizations like the Peace Corps and Pickering Fellowship that provide qualified individuals with funding.
Need-based aid is available through AU Central Office and generally takes the form of a federal low-interest loan package.