Applying to the Program
Requirements for Regular Admission are a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 30 semester hours (or equivalent) in liberal arts courses, with an overall grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale). Applicants with deficiencies may be required to take additional background courses.
Applicants who do not meet the Regular Admission requirements but who do meet the Graduate School admission requirements may be granted Conditional Admission.
A maximum of three courses, normally not to exceed 9 semester hours of credit, may be accepted in transfer for work completed at the master's level at other accredited institutions. Such transfer credits are subject to approval by the Program as well as to the regulations of the School of Graduate Studies.
All questions about the admissions process should be directed to the Program Director. Students whose work in the Master of Humanities Program will emphasize one of the following areas should also contact the person specified below during the application process for additional information and/or requirements:
|Studio Art:||Dr. Glenn Cebulash, Chair, Dept. of Art and Art History
(937) 775-2896; email@example.com
|Music:||Dr. Christopher Chaffee, Director of Graduate Studies, Dept. of Music
(937) 775-2755; firstname.lastname@example.org
|Modern Languages:||Dr. Stefan Pugh, Chair, Dept. of Modern Languages
(937) 775-2642; email@example.com
|Women's Studies:||Dr. Hope Jennings, Director, Women's Studies Program
(937) 775-4818; firstname.lastname@example.org
The Master of Humanities Program admits students for both fall and spring semesters. Please note the following deadlines for priority admissions. While students may be admitted after these dates, first consideration will be given to those who complete the application process prior to it. Students applying after the deadlines will be admitted only if places are available in the program for that year. If no places are available, an applicant may have to defer admission until a later date.
Fall semester admission: March 31
Spring semester admission: November 1
All applications should be submitted at least a month before the start of the term for which a student is applying. Receipt of transcripts and letters of recommendation often takes some time, and no admission decision will be made until the application is complete.
The Graduate School coordinates the processing of applications and forwards them to the Humanities Program for evaluation. For electronic admissions procedures, see the Graduate School Website. Those preferring to apply by mail should consult the website for application instructionis and to download application materials.
Application Materials: In addition to the Application Form, a complete application must include the following materials:
The applicant must submit official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. Normally, official copies are sent directly to the Graduate School from the registrar's office of the particular college or university attended.
Two letters of recommendation
If possible, the applicant should choose reviewers who can speak to the applicant's academic qualifications, but employers and others able to speak to the applicant's character and achievements are also qualified reviewers.
Letters may be submitted in two ways: (a) through the on-line application process; (b) on signed letterhead sent by mail to the Graduate School office. Those submitting by mail should attach the letter to the Letter of Recommendation Form available in the Humanities Office, or on this website (under Forms).
Statement of purpose
The statement of purpose should be approximately 250 words long. It should contain a description of the applicant's background and reasons for pursuing a Master of Humanities degree.
The statement of purpose may be submitted in three ways: (a) through the on-line application process; (b) as a Word attachment sent to the Graduate School, and (c) by mail to the Graduate School.
The sample should be approximately five double-spaced pages long, and it should display the applicant's ability for academic writing. For recent college graduates, the most appropriate sample is an undergraduate research paper. For non-traditional age students the writing sample may take another form, such as a report written for an employer.
The writing sample may be submitted in two ways: (a) as a Word attachment sent to the Graduate School, or (b) by mail to the Graduate School.
Students interested in pursuing a Master of Humanities degree with an emphasis in studio art may be asked to present a portfolio of their work to members of the Art Department as part of the admission process.
Addresses and Contact Information
Electronic submsision of Word attachments: Clearly indicate in the subject line and the body of the message (1) your name and (2) the item being submitted. All electronic materials should be sent to the following address:
Submissions by mail: Hard copies of materials pertaining to the application should be submitted to the following address:
Wright State University
E344 Student Union
3640 Col. Glenn Hwy.
Dayton, OH 45435-0001
Questions about the admissions process: Direct questions about the admissions process to the Director of the Master of Humanities Program at email@example.com, or the Graduate School at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated July 16, 2012