The master of arts in humanities – history of ideas degree program is designed both for individuals wishing to enhance their knowledge and skills and for students intending to pursue a doctorate in a humanistic field. Thus, students have two options, a “research” or a “professional” option. Students with plans for doctoral study should choose the research option. Students may concentrate within one of the three main areas of study:
- Aesthetic Studies (HUAS), which concentrates on the visual and performing arts, creative writing, art history and film studies;
- History of Ideas (HUHI), which concentrates on history and philosophy; and
- Studies in Literature (HUSL), which concentrates on literature, language and rhetoric.
All students must take two seminars in each of these three main areas of study.
School: School of Arts and Humanities
Program: Humanities - History of Ideas
Catalog page: MA
Degree requirements: Bachelor's or master's degree in arts and humanities fields
GPA: 3.3 (especially in upper-division undergraduate and graduate work)
Letters of recommendation: 3
Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the completed Request for Recommendation form. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the program.
Admissions essay required: Yes
Deadlines: University deadlines apply.
Pia K. Jakobsson
800 W. Campbell Road JO31
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Office: JO 4.128
Teacher/Educator, philosopher, writer, editor, classicist, historian, art historian, museum staff, artist, teacher, and various positions in research or an advanced level of professional practice
See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.