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M.A. in Humanities students design individual programs, combining course work in arts and humanities fields such as American StudiesArtClassics, Comparative LiteratureEnglishGlobal Gender Studies, HistoryMedia StudyMusicPhilosophyRomance Languages and Literature, and Theater and Dance, or choose to integrate one of the above disciplines with a Social or Natural Science.

There are also several formal concentrations within the Humanities IDP degree including Film and Media Study and Disability Studies. Students interested in these concentrations should visit the respective department website for specific program requirements.

The Program: 36 Credit Hours

The specific program of study for each student is determined in consultation with the Director and faculty advisor.  Students are required to complete 36 credit hours of graduate level work consisting of:

  • 12 credit hours in an arts or humanities discipline.
  • 12 additional credit hours in an arts, humanities, social or natural science.
  • 6 credit hours of related elective course work.
  • 6 credit hours of project supervision or thesis guidance.

Generally, a maximum of six credit hours of course work offered through a Professional School may be applied to this program.

The Final Project

The final project – an essay, research problem, exhibition, or recital – offers students an opportunity to demonstrate how their primary discipline was enriched by multiple perspectives.