Master of Arts in Humanities

In graduate Humanities work, students advance their understanding of the critical interrogations, processes, and investigations that mark the field of humanities. Graduate study in the Humanities can prepare students for careers in teaching and education, publishing and communications, non-profit work, government work, arts and arts management, and many other fields. The skills and knowledge gained though this degree, combined with Wilson College’s traditional hands-on investment in student education, results in polished, accomplished students whose skills and abilities in research, analysis, communication, and writing. Humanities students are confident in who they are and what they can do.

Our students enter the program from a wide variety of backgrounds. Some are professionals returning to college to pursue graduate study to advance their careers. Others may come into the program directly from their undergraduate work. Others may see a Ph.D. program in their future. Our students also reflect a wide variety of undergraduate majors—from English or Art to history or psychology; from economics or business to philosophy or communications; from education or theater to sociology or women’s studies. Regardless of background, this program has something to offer everyone.

Wilson College’s M.A. in Humanities offers four concentrations within its program of study. They are:

  • English Language and Literature
  • Art and Culture
  • Critical/Cultural Theory
  • Women’s Studies

The program also offers a unique Special Concentration that allows individual students to create their own master’s degree, choosing classes from over a dozen areas of study.

The degree can be completed online or in person; for more information, please contact the Program Director.