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.
Admissions and Aid
A Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a regionally accredited institution of higher education is required to apply to our graduate programs.
- Completed Application — Apply now!
- Official Transcript(s)
Official transcript of coursework from each college or university attended (undergraduate and graduate). Transcripts must be sent directly in a sealed envelope from the college or university.
Dominican University of California
c/o Graduate Admissions
50 Acacia Ave.
San Rafael, 94901
- Statement of Purpose or Intent
A brief essay (1 page, 12-point font) describing writing background, professional and/or personal goals, and additional life and/or academic experience relevant to your application.
- Academic Essay
A 1600-2500 word, double-spaced academic essay with citations on any topic related to the liberal arts. This may be a new essay or one written previously for a class.
Papers may tackle questions such as: Why should we care about the past? What is the relationship between knowledge and power? Which artist has prompted you to see the world from a new perspective and why?
- Two Letters of Recommendation
Academic or professional, on letterhead.
- Personal Interview
International candidates must meet admissions requirements.
|Deadline||July 8, 2020|
|Priority Deadline||November 18, 2020|
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