Master’s in International Humanitarian Action

Fordham University’s new master’s degree program in international humanitarian action provides an unparalleled opportunity for humanitarian professionals to develop the comprehensive knowledge and on-the-ground skills needed to deal with the world’s most pressing challenges and disasters. Offered by Fordham’s Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the program combines the experience of seasoned humanitarian professionals with the academic strength of Fordham faculty from the School of Law and the Graduate Schools of Business and Social Service, who provide students with the political, historical, legal and ethical contexts of past, present and future emergencies.

The program is made up of four advanced modules, which are flexible enough to fit a humanitarian professional’s schedule. Courses are offered in one-, two- and four-week intensive sessions in various locations around the world, including Amman, Barcelona, Berlin, Geneva, Goa, Nairobi, Dublin, Rome, Penang, Pretoria, and New York. Two credits are attributed to each week, and participants must complete eight total credits in each of the program’s four topic modules. Humanitarian professionals can complete the 32-credit program in 18 months or as long as five years, depending on individual schedules and resources.

All of the courses offered by the Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation can be taken individually, or as part of the Master’s of International Humanitarian Action. Fordham University has agreed to accept up to 12 academic credits from courses taken through the Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation.

For more information regarding the Master’s Program, please visit the MIHA website.

If you are interested in pursuing the Master’s Degree, please contact Alexandra DeBlock, International Programs Coordinator at the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA), at