Our humanities program explores complex questions about the human condition and provides insight into how we understand ourselves and our role in today's world.
Our master’s degree in humanities is a powerful and intellectually satisfying program that tackles the knowledge, skills and perspective required to research and analyze the human condition. The curriculum integrates core classes in the humanities - arts, ethics, history, language and literature, philosophy, religion - with interdisciplinary electives, allowing students to explore other fields and critically consider different perspectives on human and social development.
Students may choose a concentration that is theme- or problem-focused, such as humanitarian assistance, public humanities or religion, peace and justice. They strengthen the focus of their work by completing an internship or field experience that culminates in an action-oriented thesis. By studying concepts and ideas fundamental to contemporary human existence, our students learn to think more analytically, evaluate evidence more carefully, and communicate more clearly.
Our program may be pursued as a path to the Ph.D. in humanities or combined with other programs for a dual degree. While this degree may be completed entirely online, courses are also offered at our Newport campus.