What will I learn?

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.

Career Options

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.

Which department am I in?

School of Arts and Humanities

Study options

Full Time (33 semester credit hours minimum)

Tuition fees
US$29,796.00 per year
International Student Special Services Fee: USD $100
Start date

Expected January 2022

Venue

School of Arts and Humanities

School of Arts and Humanities, JO31,

800 West Campbell Road,

RICHARDSON,

Texas,

75080, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements: A score of 550 on TOEFL paper based test; English 112 (provided by ELS Language Centers): Pass. PTE score of 67.

For international students

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).

English proficiency requirements

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT (Internet-based test) Minimum score: 80

TOEFL PBT (paper-based test) Minimum score: 550

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Minimum score: 6.5

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) Minimum score: 67

Completion of Level 112 at an ELS Language Center

Duolingo English Test Minimum score: 105

Application Deadlines: Fall term - January 15 (Early), May 1 (Regular); Spring term - May 15 (Early), October 1 (Regular).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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