Master of Arts in Humanities

Curriculum

The Master of Arts in Humanities 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. Students seeking the MA in Humanities may thus elect a professional option or a research option. Students with plans for doctoral study should choose the research option. The research option requires students to demonstrate proficiency in an approved foreign language and to complete a thesis.

Students may concentrate within one of the three main areas of study:

  • History of Ideas which concentrates on history and philosophy.
  • Literature which concentrates on literature, language, rhetoric, translation studies and creative writing.
  • Visual and Performing Arts which concentrates on visual and performing arts, art history and film studies.

All students must take at least two seminars in each of these three main areas of study.

Program Information

School: School of Arts and Humanities

Program: Humanities

Catalog page: MA

MA in Humanities Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: Normally students applying for admission to the Graduate Program in Humanities should have previous academic degrees (BA or MA) in arts and humanities fields and a grade point average of 3.3 (especially in upper-division undergraduate or graduate work).

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.

Contact

Pia K. Jakobsson
972-883-4706
Graduate Academic Advisor
800 W. Campbell Road JO31
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Office: JO 4.128

Julia Maddox
972-883-4419
Graduate Admissions

Possible Careers

Graduates of the program seek positions such as: teacher/educator, researcher, administrator, archivist, writer, museum curator, non-profit manager and other positions in research or professional practice. Career settings may include higher education, non-profits, cultural and historical organizations, government agencies, international development organizations, publishing houses, museums and archives, business/corporate entities and independent consulting.

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

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