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Humanities, M.A.

Program Director: Amy Gottfried, Ph.D.;  (301) 696-3744

The Master of Arts in Humanities is a 30-credit interdisciplinary program. For admission information, see Graduate Admission and Program Specific Application Requirements.

Requirements for the Program

Every student will have a concentration, either chosen from a list of suggested concentrations or designed by the student.

  • 8-credit Seminar requirement
  • 18-credit Elective courses
  • 4-credit Capstone requirement
  • Completion of two foundation courses: HUM 501 and HUM 502. Substitutions for these courses are not permitted and transfer credit will not be accepted as exemptions for any foundation or capstone course.
  • Completion of a concentration of not fewer than 12 credits. The concentration may be individually designed to meet specific needs of the student. Students may take no more than two non-humanities courses (i.e., graduate courses in education, the social sciences, the natural sciences or business) as electives in this program. Before registering for such courses, a student must file a petition to the M.A. in Humanities Advisory Committee. The committee will grant permission to register if such courses are clearly related to the student’s concentration.
  • Completion of HUM 595, Research Project, a 4-credit experience involving extended independent work, usually in the form of research and writing, typically conducted over two semesters or an entire summer. The student works with a faculty adviser to develop a topic and complete a project. Two other faculty members (or other qualified individuals) serve as members of the student’s Project Committee and participate in advising the student and grading the work.

CAF and Capstone Proposal 

Master of Arts in Humanities Capstone Guidelines August 2012 

Master of Arts in Humanities Student Handbook and Capstone Guidelines August 2012