2023-2024 Catalog 
    Apr 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog

Migration Studies, MA

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The MA in Migration Studies (MIMS) offers students a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, rigorous course of study to prepare the next generation of professionals to support, advocate with and serve migrant and newcomer communities. Students acquire the knowledge and skills to design and implement projects and policies that can transform the harsh realities of migrants in the Americas and throughout the world.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • Critically analyze the theories, concepts, and research findings in migration studies from an interdisciplinary perspective
  • Evaluate the role of governments and civil society organizations in community representation, policy creation, and resource allocation in relation to migration and mobility
  • Apply knowledge of the humane, legal, and political characteristics of migration as a social reality and create related social interventions
  • Plan, generate, and interpret a research study on an important issue in migration studies
  • Develop field studies among migrant communities to understand realities, dynamics and logics of migration

Major Requirements (31 units)

The Master in Migration Studies lasts four semesters over two calendar years. The second semester can be completed at USF or the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City.

Elective Courses (12 units)

Complete 12 units from the following. Please see program for course details.

Additional Requirements

Internship Requirement (100 hours)

For graduation, MIMS students complete 100 hours of volunteer work or a formal internship, conducted throughout the program. Students work with a non-profit or government entity focused on migration related themes. Each student submits a proposal for their internship or volunteer work at the end of the first semester, and has the entire two years to complete the required hours.  

Final Requirement

A final publishable article or applied project is required for graduation.

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