Listen to one of our graduates discuss the value of her master's degree during the 2012 Graduate Liberal Studies Symposium at USC.
"The Graduate Humanities program at Dominican is a great investment in my career and it also gives me a chance to study the Classics and follow up on the education and ideas I've wanted to pursue my whole life." – Blake Ross
"The graduate program in Humanities at Dominican is fabulous! You can create your own curriculum to achieve your personal educational goals. Courses are taught with an interdisciplinary focus and allow for a new approach to learning."
– Susan Quaqlietti
Students gain a deeper, richer understanding of human thought, expression and experience by immersing themselves in one or more academic disciplines. They also find themselves making intellectual connections between and among fields of study—for instance, art history and political theory—and developing a greater appreciation for the scholarly pursuit of knowledge.
The Master of Arts in Humanities is designed for graduate students who wish to combine professional and academic lives and explore ample opportunities for personal advancement and fulfillment. Graduates of the program possess the requisite skills in research, critical thinking and scholarly writing to pursue a Ph.D and are qualified to teach at the community college level.
Graduate seminars meet one evening per week for two hours, allowing the busy working professional an opportunity to participate in this outstanding academic program. Students who wish to pursue a track that culminates in the completion of a project follow a 30-unit track. Those who opt not to complete a project are on a 33-unit track. All Applied Music students are on a 38-unit track.
The Master of Arts in Humanities program takes an integrated, interdisciplinary approach, enabling students to concentrate in one or more of the following academic disciplines: