Designed for graduate students who are also working professionals, Dominican’s MA in Humanities offers a flexible and integrated interdisciplinary program that fosters personal and career advancement.
Learn to make invaluable connections between human thought, expression and experience in the fields of art history, gender studies, history, literature, creative writing, music, religion, philosophy, and political theory. Students can also choose to pursue an emphasis in a particular discipline.
- Flexible schedules designed for working professionals — full- and part-time options
- Graduates are qualified to pursue a PhD, or teach at the community college level
- Students gain value experience through one-on-one mentorships
Graduate seminars meet one evening per week for 2.5 hours, allowing full- or part-time flexibility for those with daytime responsibilities. The 32-unit program includes four units of thesis workshop and one-on-one mentorships. Those who opt not to complete a thesis project can take the equivalent units as a seminar class.
In this program, students learn high-level critical thinking, research and analytical skills that are in demand in a broad variety of fields, including education, marketing, business and technology, as well as community and social organizations. Graduates are also qualified to pursue a PhD and teach at the community college level.
Going back to graduate school after having had several careers opened up new worlds for me — and a new career!"
— Stephenie Hendricks, MAH Alumna
Program undergraduate students can pursue a Master’s degree in Humanities at Dominican by taking up to 12 units of graduate humanities seminars as an undergraduate. Students spend an average of five years at Dominican and leave with an undergraduate degree as well as an MA in Humanities.
Membership Association and Sponsor
Dominican University of California is a member institution of the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs (AGLSP). AGLSP is a professional organization of over 80 member institutions providing graduate interdisciplinary education in the liberal arts and sciences.
The Association provides a forum for the exchange of information and ideas among the administrators of programs granting degrees that are interdisciplinary in nature and adhere to the values of liberal arts education.
Students in our Master of Arts in Humanities program are encouraged to attend the AGLSP annual conference, where students, faculty, alumni, and program administrators have an opportunity to present papers, attend panel discussions, and hear guest speakers with significant scholarly expertise in the field of humanities.
Admissions and Aid
For fall 2020 admissions information (or later), please contact your Humanities Graduate Admissions Counselor.
Learn about tuition per unit, additional fees and total tuition.
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