Humane Society University

Advocating for continued education in the field of animal studies and animal rights..



The Humane Society of the United States was founded in 1954, its mission "to create a humane and sustainable world for all animals—a world that will also benefit people." The Humane Society has become one of the foremost authorities on animal rights, protection and advocacy.

In 2008, the Humane Society established the Humane Society University to educate students while maintaining the goals of the organization: creating a more peaceful, humane world for humans and animals. The Humane Society University allows students to combine their love of animals with a desire for knowledge in a unique way. The Humane Society University offers five, eight-week sessions each year and allows students to pursue a bachelor's degree or a graduate certificate. The Humane Society University offers both online and on-campus classes, making it easy for anyone interested in purusing a career working with animals to attend. 


- Unique spin on animal-related career fields
- Small class sizes taught by leading scholars
- Students may attend online or on campus
- Emphasis on making the world a better place
- Short, intensive classes do not require as much of a time commitment as traditional classes
- Opportunity to earn a B.A.


- Not nationally accredited
- Limited degree options
- Only one campus


Bachelor's Degree:

- Animal Policy and Advocacy
- Animal Studies
- Humane Leadership

Graduate Certificate:

- Animal Policy and Advocacy
- Animal Studies
- Humane Leadership


The Humane Society University is located in Washington, D.C. and also offers online classes. 


Students at The Humane Society University care about the world and the animals who inhabit it. Classes are taught by leading scholars. Students may also attend online classes, which meet the same rigorous academic standards as the on-campus classes. 


If you want to go to a university that values all humans and animals and places an emphasis on the humane treatment of all animals, then this is the school for you. The Humane Society University is very unique in that classes are only 8-weeks long; however this does not detract from the level of academic excellence. Classes are taught by leading scholars and are small, so each student gets personal attention. This is a great school for anyone interested in animal policy and advocacy, animal studies, or humane leadership.


Common Misspellings

Human Society University, Humane Society College, Humane Society School


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Great scholars as teachers, interesting students who already have exciting professional lives (at least those in M.A. programs) . . . No, Marc, they are not in it for the $. The classes are affordable and the people there have powerful integrity and commitment to make the world better. posted Jul 26th, 2013 1:14 am


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HSU is yet another money-making scheme from the cons at HSUS. A person who goes to HSU will receive a worthless degree with thousands in debt. posted Sep 22nd, 2010 8:32 am


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