Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Arts and Humanities

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Note: this program is not accepting admissions at this time and is suspended until further notice.

College of Arts and Humanities

Program Description


The Humanities Graduate Program provides post-baccalaureate students the opportunity to study the traditional humanities fields - philosophy, literature, history, music, and art - in the context of contemporary interdisciplinary topics, as well as in courses devoted to the methodology and current concerns of specific disciplines. Courses enable the critical evaluation of the visual and performing arts, as well as the ideas, cultures and individuals which have shaped our society. Program courses are designed around the theme of the city. Skills in advanced writing, research, and presentation are exercised in seminars and in a final research or creative project.
Designed for professionals such as teachers for whom the possession of a master's degree has practical as well as personal value, the program also serves the student who is continuing his/her college education for the enrichment of lifelong learning.

Academic Advisement


Students should contact the Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Humanities for more information.



For students preparing to enter the Master of Arts in Arts and Humanities Program some prior experiences with courses or individual study in the areas of art, music, literature, history, and philosophy is required. Foreign language also provides valuable preparation for this program.