San Francisco State University

M.A. On Campus
12 months
8874 USD/year
8874 USD/year
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The Humanities program of San Francisco State University offers students understanding of the creative practices, cultural values, and insights of diverse human communities, past and present.


The Humanities program of San Francisco State University is an interdisciplinary program that emphasizes the integrative study of culture, ideas, and the arts, with special concern for the questions of value—moral, intellectual, cultural, and aesthetic—that are inherent in major human expressions. The program requires 30 units of coursework, which includes core courses, electives, and the culminating experience (thesis or exam).

Career paths

The Liberal Studies major prepares students for future employment in a variety of fields, including education, government or public service, the arts, management, communications, humanities, and social sciences, and work involving multicultural communities. The teacher preparation emphasis provides the broad academic background necessary for teaching in an elementary classroom and as part of a student’s preparation for the CSET Multiple Subjects (California Subject Examinations for Teachers).  Additionally, LS students can take course-work satisfying the multiple-subject elementary subject matter waiver requirements, which replaces the CSET exams for entering a credential program (interested students should consult an LS adviser).  The major is also appropriate preparation for various professional and graduate programs such as business, counseling, law, librarianship, medicine, and for disciplinary or interdisciplinary graduate programs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Integrative Study
  • Introduction to Graduate Study in Comparative Literature
  • Text and Context: The Word and the World
  • Image and Culture: Picturing the World
  • Current Topics in the Humanities
  • Fine Arts in the Humanities

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of purpose
  • Writing sample
  • Two letter of recommendation
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8874 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8874 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    8874 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8874 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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San Francisco State University


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