The Master of Arts in Humanities gives you the opportunity to explore the big questions in life while satisfying your desire to learn about a topic in depth. Its interdisciplinary approach means you investigate historical, literary, philosophical, or cultural issues using the tools of a range of different disciplines.
This degree enriches your career path whether as a teacher, journalist, lawyer, curator, librarian, archivist, researcher, policymaker, or anything where critical thinking is valued.
The humanities are defined as those fields that have, from earliest times, recorded – in script or sound, on canvas, or stone – the achievements, ideals, and even failures of humanity:
- Art History
- Communication and Theatre
- Classical and Modern Languages
- Theology and Religious Studies
While other disciplines can be considered, the nature of the self-designed study plan should be based in the humanities.
The Humanities M.A. Program's last cohort will be Fall 2020 after which it will be on hiatus as John Carroll explores ways to make the humanities more visible at all education levels.