The graduate program in humanities develops advanced skills in research and writing, creative synthesis and problem solving. Foundation courses in the humanities are supplemented with interdisciplinary electives allowing students to explore other fields that analyze and critically consider the dilemmas of the human condition and different perspectives on human and social development.
Students have the option of concentrating in humanitarian assistance, public humanities or religion, peace and justice. Students who opt to pursue a concentration adhere to the program’s core curriculum yet choose electives tailored to their focus area. They must also complete a thesis or internship/practicum field experience.
Concentration in Humanitarian Assistance
Through interdisciplinary electives in the fields of health care administration and international relations, students who concentrate in humanitarian assistance examine the roles of public health and public policy in emergency preparedness and response.
Concentration in Public Humanities
Through interdisciplinary electives in the fields of management and holistic leadership, students who concentrate in public humanities study the ways in which organizations can engage people with the humanities.
Concentration in Religion, Peace and Justice
Through interdisciplinary electives in the field of international relations, students who concentrate in religion, peace and justice explore the impact of social and religious identity - as well as modern technology - on the human experience.