M.A. in Humane Education

Program Overview:

The M.A. in Humane Education is recommended for non-classroom educators and social justice, animal protection, and environmental advocates who wish to work outside of school settings. M.A. coursework enables students to raise awareness and educate effectively about the interconnected issues that affect people, animals, and the environment, with a focus on bringing about long-term, systemic change.

This 33-credit graduate program is delivered online, with an optional one-week, 3-credit Humane Education Residency held at the Institute for Humane Education in Surry, Maine.

Students are required to take six foundational courses in humane education, plus practicum, two electives, and a capstone course. M.A. students are strongly encouraged to attend the Humane Education Residency. Those who are unable to attend may take an additional elective instead.

M.A. Career Outlook: 

Graduates of the M.A. program teach in non-classroom settings. Many work for non-profit organizations as outreach educators, launch their own organizations or social businesses, educate through the arts, or bring the solutionary lens to their current work in a variety of fields. 

“IHE’s graduate program has molded me into a passionate activist and educator. My degree has opened doors for my career in education through a humane lens.”

Brianna Carr, M.A. in Humane Education, Director of Anna’s Place NOLA

Sequence:

Foundational Courses
– Introduction to Humane Education
– Environmental Ethics
– Animal Protection
– Human Rights
– Culture and Change

M.A. Required Course
– Building a Solutionary Practice

Additional Courses
– Practicum
– Humane Education Residency
– Elective #1
– Elective #2
– Capstone

Current electives include:
– Writing for Social Change
– Creative Activism
– Just, Good Food
– Race, Intersectionality, and Veganism
– Solutionary Classroom: Pedagogy in Practice

Course descriptions can be found here.

Tuition: $711 per credit hour + $125/semester student service fee
Total tuition: $24,213 

Please see Tuition and Admission for more information.

Admissions Requirements: an undergraduate degree from an accredited university, two letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, $50 application fee.

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