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The Ethics, Peace, and Human Rights (EPHR) program requires 36 credit hours of graduate coursework, including a capstone, that can be completed in two years (full-time) or up to six years (part-time). In preparing graduates to be ethical and responsible leaders, the EPHR program supports American University’s global vision. It is built around a set of core courses that provide a strong foundation in international relations, moral philosophy, human rights, and peace studies.
Expanding on their knowledge of core concepts, students will select a track in which to concentrate their learning and to advance their particular interests. Students will further tailor the program by completing a capstone requirement: a traditional master's thesis, an independent research project, an internship, or a collaborative practicum with an organization related to their intended career field.