Master of Humanities

Master of Humanities


Dr. Omar Swartz, Program Director
Dr. Lorna Hutchison, Assistant Director
Dr. Margaret Woodhull, Assistant Professor

Individualized Program--Thesis or Project Option

The Master of Humanities provides the opportunity for a student to fashion a course of study based on individual interests and goals.  Students choose two or three academic disciplines as areas of concentration in consultation with their faculty advisor.  After completing 30 or 33 hours of coursework (depending on choice of thesis or project option), they will moved on to a thesis or project.

Requirements--36 credit hours total

Three interdisciplinary seminars (9 credits total, 3 each):

  1. Foundations and Theories in Interdisciplinary Humanities (offered each fall semester and taken during first year of course work)
  2. Methods and Practices in Graduate Interdisciplinary Humanities
  3. Directed Research and Readings in Interdisciplinary Humanities (offered each spring semester and taken during the final year of course work in preparation for the thesis or project)

21-24 credit hours of coursework selected in conjunction with student's advisor

Final Project (3 credits) OR Thesis (6 credits) -- must be a scholarly and/or creative exercise involving at least two disciplines.

Optional Tracks

Students may concentrate their coursework and studies for the Master of Humanities degree by pursuing tracks in Ethnic Studies, Health HumanitiesPhilosophy and TheorySocial JusticeVisual Studies, or Women's and Gender Studies formal tracks.  By focusing one's studies in a "track", the student is able to develop a concentrated and interdisciplinary master level expertise in a given area of interest.  Many of our MH students already have most of the requirements in place.  For the MH tracks, the required courses include the three (3) existing required MH courses (the Core MH required courses everyone takes) in addition to focused required courses in the track concentration.