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Master of Arts in Humane Education

Program Details

The online MEd in Humane Education degree program from Valparaiso University explores the connections among different areas of social justice:

  • Environmental Ethics
  • Animal Protection
  • Human Rights
  • Culture & Change

Students gain the knowledge and skills needed to bring principles of sustainability, critical thinking, civic engagement, and informed decision-making into their classrooms, professional workplaces, and/or personal lives. In contrast to the MEd degree, the MA program's assignments are more flexible and allow projects that best fit students' personal and professional interests. 


Students must participate in a 5-day summer residency at the Institute for Humane Education in Maine.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • 3.0 GPA in all undergraduate and/or graduate coursework
  • Interview with one of the program faculty

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission