Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies Certificate

As conflicts and disasters are displacing record numbers of people, this Certificate offers students the opportunity to explore the causes, responses and consequences of humanitarian crises.  An interdisciplinary program for students pursuing graduate degrees from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, McCourt School of Public Policy, and Law Center, the Certificate provides a solid background for those seeking careers in the humanitarian sector, in refugee and international law and in many other fields. 

The requirements for the Certificate are straightforward:  take one gateway course, either Introduction to Humanitarian Crises (INAF 698) or Refugee Law (LAW 440) and take an additional five courses with at least one in each of three areas: 1) human rights; 2) conflict resolution; and 3) refugees, migration, or humanitarian emergencies.  Many courses can count toward the Certificate.  Just check with your faculty adviser.

The Certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies is available to students enrolled in a Law Center LL.M. program. Please note that J.D. students are not eligible for the Certificate program. The Law Center will not admit students solely for the Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies Certificate program.

For more information, visit our page at the Institute for the Study of International Migration.