Human security draws on work in the fields of political science, economics, law, and public health to address a fundamental question: how can people protect themselves from severe challenges to their lives and livelihoods?
Gain firsthand experience tackling human security issues to prepare for diverse careers in this field.
Whether it’s in community advocacy, crisis management, or another critical area, there are endless routes for pursuing a career in human security.
As a human security major, you can structure your studies along three alternative tracks: violence and conflict resolution; development, rights and gender; governance and the rule of law.
To understand the differences between the human security major as part of an MPIA or MID degree, compare their plans of study.View MPIA plan of study View MID plan of study
Understand the core concepts of human security, examine the institutions that promote them, and probe the advantages and limitations of human security as a means of addressing difficult policy issues.
Gain a framework for understanding and analyzing ethnic conflicts and civil wars, the most pervasive forms of armed conflict in the world. Understand the impact of these intrastate conflicts, which kill millions of people, destabilize governments and entire societies, and often undermine regional stability.
Examine various threats to political order around the world and how they manifest in different forms of violence, including organized crime, gang violence, insurgency, genocide, terrorism, and riots.
Work with faculty who have real-world, on-the-ground experience advocating for equality and addressing human rights violations.View All Faculty
A specialist in protecting civilians in conflict zones, Seybolt seeks to identify ways to prevent violence from resulting in mass casualties.Learn More
Murtazashvili’s cutting edge research is based on more than two decades of extensive field and management experience in challenging environments.Learn More
An authority on gender equality, Finkel’s current research focuses on politics of public sector employment and opportunities for women.Learn More
Gain experience in research, teaching, and public service dedicated to advancing and protecting human rights.View all