Master of Humanities

Being human is a given. Keeping humanity is a choice. Gain a better understanding of how and why the world and its people operate through courses that focus on studies in history and philosophy, social science, English and communication. You will learn to practice thinking critically and creatively to keep the human in humanity. 

Graduate Program Tabs

The humanities concentration within the master of humanities program seeks to prepare global citizens by exploring the extent and depth of the human search for meaning, value and creativity. This concentration offers students the opportunity to examine the cultural, philosophical and mythological frameworks of past and current civilizations. The broad-based background courses in the humanities concentration engages students in social and human sciences and further prepares them for graduate and professional school.

Humanities Concentration 18 hours

  • HUM531 Studies in History
  • HUM532 Studies in Philosophy.
  • HUM533 Studies in Human, Political, and Social Sciences 
  • One ART course
  • One COM course
  • One ENG course

Master of Humanities: Interdisciplinary Core 9 hours

  • ART623 Aesthetics 
  • ENG564 Literary Theory 
  • HUM510 Introduction to Graduate Humanities 

Capstone or Exam Option 3 hours

  • HUM680 Capstone Project or HUM681 Comprehensive Exam 

Total MH 30 hours


This is a sample course sequence to illustrate course offerings for this major. Consult the official Academic Bulletin for detailed registration and advising information.

Online - Offered in a 15-week format with start dates in January, May and August

Studies in History (HUM531) - This course engages students in historical studies, including but not limited to medieval and early modern British history, restoration to Twentieth-century British history, the history of Africans in the Americas and other topics.    

Studies in Philosophy (HUM532) - This course engages students in philosophical studies, including but not limited to culture and identity; mythologies in human experience; the history and philosophy of scientific exploration; and atheism, agnosticism and skepticism.    

Studies in Social, Human and Political Sciences (HUM533) - This course engages students in social and human sciences in the fields of psychology, sociology, political science and anthropology, including but not limited to development of government systems and social practice: How people behave and why. 


 Dr. Aaron Burton, Ph.D
Dr. Aaron Burton, Ph.D Chair, Humanities Programs / Assistant Professor of Communication
Vincent Moore
Dr. Vincent Moore, Ph.D. Professor of English


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