Master of Arts

MA in Humane Education

Master the skills you need as an educator.


Educate for Long-Term, Systemic Change

The MA 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. 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 Master of Arts degree is offered by Antioch University New England in partnership with the Institute for Humane Education.

Program Overview

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

Degree Requirements

MA students are required to take six foundational courses in humane education, plus a practicum, three electives, and a capstone course. The 3-credit summer residency counts as an elective. [Students are encouraged to attend a 3-credit Humane Education Residency week at the Institute for Humane Education in Surry, Maine. If unable to attend, students may take a third elective instead].

Take a look at the catalog for a full list of requirements and courses.

Not ready to commit to a full Master’s Degree program? Consider beginning with a certificate in Humane Education.

Career Outlook

People with a degree in humane education work as changemakers in many different fields. Graduates teach at all levels of education, work for nonprofit organizations as leaders and outreach educators, bring about cultural transformation through the arts, media, business, and technology, and have launched entrepreneurial initiatives.

Admissions / Cost / Aid

Education Programs at Antioch University New England value colleagueship and strong learning communities. We offer a 10% discount for 3 or more students from the same school or school district who attend any of our AUNE Education MEd or Certificate programs at the same time. Specific limitations and conditions apply. You can find more information here.


How to Apply

  1. Complete the online admissions application, including:
    • Essay questions, admissions, and program-specific
    • Resume/curriculum vitae (CV)
    • Non-refundable $50 application fee
  2. Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities where you earned a degree or certificate.
    1. email transcripts to [email protected], or
    2. mail to: Office of Admissions Antioch University New England 40 Avon Street Keene NH 03431-3516
  3. Two letters of recommendation are required, from people who are in a position to evaluate your professional or academic work. The person making the recommendation may not be related to you.
  4. There are additional requirements for International applicants.
  5. Interview with a faculty member of the department to which you seek entry if selected. This can be in person, by phone, or via Skype.

Official transcripts should be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to: Office of Admissions Antioch University New England 40 Avon Street Keene, New Hampshire 03431-3516 All application materials submitted become part of an applicant’s file and cannot be returned.

Application Deadlines

SummerMay 1
FallAugust 15
SpringDecember 1

Tuition & Financial Aid

A college education is an investment in your future.  Let us help you understand the costs and explore the resources available to help make your college education even more affordable. The majority of AUNE students finance their education through some form of financial aid. You may not be sure which federal, state, public, and private aid packages – such as loans, scholarships, and grants – are right for you. Our staff is here to help you, so you can focus on what’s most important: beginning your academic program at AUNE.


Humane Education Degrees and CertificatesTuition Cost per CreditTotal Program Credits
Humane Education, MEd$81633
Humane Education, MA$81633
Humane Education, Graduate Certificate$81615
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