Admission and Application Deadlines
Fall, Spring, Summer
Recommended: 6 months prior to beginning of quarter
Deadlines if Also Applying for Funding
Fall Semester: March 31, Spring Semester: November 1. The university awards a limited number of graduate assistantships annually to qualified students. Prospective students may apply for an assistantship to the School of Graduate Studies or to the program director
Students must submit as part of the application for the Master of Humanities Program the following items:
Requirements of the School of Graduate Studies
Two letters of recommendation
Minimum TOEFL IBT - 79, Paper based - 550 or IELTS - 6.0 band.
Statement of purpose. This statement should be approximately 250 words long, and it should describe the applicant's academic background and reason for applying to the Master of Humanities program.
Writing sample. 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.
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 faculty as part of the admission process
The Master of Humanities program in the College of Liberal Arts provides opportunities for interdisciplinary study for students who wish to pursue individually designed curricula in the humanities. Study leads to a Master of Humanities (M.Hum.) degree.
The range of possible programs of study is intentionally wide. A student might choose to study the role of music in African American culture or the status of women in American religion. Another student might study the interrelations of art and philosophy in modern German (or French) culture or the politics and rhetoric of Cicero. The only expectation is that students pursue an interdisciplinary program of study having a focus in the humanities.
Students are encouraged to participate in specialized programs available at the university. For example, students may design a Master of Humanities degree in conjunction with the Women's Studies Program or the African and African American Studies Program. It is also possible for a student to receive a certificate in Women's Studies in conjunction with a Master of Humanities degree. For more information on the Women's Studies certificate, see the Women's Studies Graduate Certificate Program.