University of Minnesota
Human Rights Program

Human Rights Program's home page.


The Human Rights Program educates students by connecting them with academic and real-world experience in the field of international human rights. We bring together faculty and students with other human rights actors, including governmental and nongovernmental organizations, to support interdisciplinary research and training in the field of human rights.

The Human Rights Program offers students the change to work and study with world-class scholars of human rights. Visit the Faculty page to read more detailed information about professors of human rights at the University of Minnesota.

These faculty members teach human rights courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

HRP offers a graduate minor in human rights to all students currently registered in Graduate School programs. Visit the Graduate Minor page for information on requirements and how to apply.

There are also many internship and research opportunties in human rights for undergraduate students at the University of Minnesota. Students may even major in Global Studies with a concentration in human rights for a deeper level of human rights engagement. Visit the Undergraduate Opportunties page for more information.

The Human Rights Program focuses on providing useful resources to both graudate and undergraduate students. View our research and publication guides here.



Gradaute students from Professor Frey's Human Rights Advocacy course participated in the Midwest Coalition for Human Rights' 2012 Strategic Convening on Solitary Confinement.

Upcoming Events