Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs Training and Certificates

Advanced Certificates

In addition to the International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance, the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs offers specialized diplomas and shorter one-week courses to humanitarian workers. Students can take each of our short courses for academic credit toward a Master’s of Arts in International Humanitarian Action (MIHA) degree, or they can participate in the course without receiving academic credit.

Module 2 | International Diploma in Operational Humanitarian Assistance (advanced certificate)

HUAF 5030 Humanitarian Logistics 2 credits - $1600 Cost without credit - $915
HUAF 5031 - Community Participation and Mobilization in Emergency Response 2 credits - $1600 Cost without credit - $915
HUAF 5010 - Humanitarian Negotiators Training Course 2 credits - $1600 Cost without credit - $915
One elective 2 credits - $1600 Cost without credit - $915

Module 3 | International Diploma in the Management of Humanitarian Action (advanced certificate)

HUAF 5070 - Leadership & Management of Humanitarian Action 2 credits - $1600 cost without credit - $915
HUAF 5080 - Accountability in Humanitarian Action 2 credits - $1600 cost without credit - $915
HUAF 5090 - Ethics of Humanitarian Assistance 2 credits - $1600 cost without credit - $915
One elective 2 credits - $1600 cost without credit - $915

Module 4 | International Diploma in Humanitarian Leadership*

HUAF 5060 - Disaster Management 2 credits - $1600 cost without credit - $915
HUAF 5095 - Strategic Issues in Humanitarian Affairs 3 credits - $1600 cost without credit - $915
MIHA 1000 - Research Methods Tutorial (required for MIHA) 0 credit - $800 N/A
HUAF 5990 - MA Thesis 1 2 credits - $1600 N/A
HUAF 5990 - MA Thesis 2 2 credits - $1600 N/A

Elective options

HUAF 5020 - Forced Migration 2 credits - $1600 cost without credit - $915
HUAF 5155 - Education in Emergencies 2 credits - $1600 cost without credit - $915
HUAF 5150 - Mental Health in Complex Emergencies 2 credits - $1850 cost without credit - $1450
HUAF 5160 - Urban Disaster, Vulnerability, and Displacement: Humanitarian Challenges 2 credits - $1600 cost without credit - $915
HUAF 5055 - Human Rights in Humanitarian Crises 2 credits - $1600 cost without credit - $915
Data and Innovation Management in Humanitarian Action 2 credits - $1600 cost withou credit- $915

All courses (with the exception of the thesis courses and Research Methods Tutorial) can be taken individually for academic credit or not. Students must decide whether or not to take individual courses for academic credit before the start of the course and cannot receive academic credit retroactively.

All academic credits are accepted towards our Master of  Arts in International Humanitarian Action program and may be accepted by other academic institutions as well. Students seeking academic credit will be required to submit a research paper due one month after the conclusion of the course. 

IIHA certificate and diploma course fees have been discounted significantly from Fordham University's graduate education tuition model to accommodate the financial situations of our diverse and international student body. The Master of Arts in International Humanitarian Action (MIHA) is a 32 credit program instructed in four modules and charged at U.S. $800 per credit.  A discount is applied for students who register for all courses in a module within one semester. For students who qualify for the discount on all four modules, the total tuition charge for the program is U.S. $23,700. This tuition charge does not include Fordham University fees, transportation, room and board, or visa costs.

*This is not an advanced certificate course