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Humanities, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) , VA,
The Institute for the Humanities at Old Dominion University offers a Master of Arts in Humanities in the College of Arts and Letters. The program, which promotes interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis on critical theory and cultural studies, allows students to pursue individualized programs of study that incorporate classes from across departments within the college.

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The Institute for the Humanities at Old Dominion University offers a Master of Arts in Humanities in the College of Arts and Letters. The program, which promotes interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis on critical theory and cultural studies, allows students to pursue individualized programs of study that incorporate classes from across departments within the college. There are seven concentration areas that students can choose from: Cultural and Human Geography, Cultural Studies and Critical Theory, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Media and Popular Culture Studies, Philosophy and Religious Studies, and Visual Studies. Students in the program are also encouraged to develop their curricular and extra-curricular activities around one of two thematic anchors: the digital humanities and/or humanities in the Hampton Roads. Each student works closely with the program director to create an appropriate program of study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to the Humanities
  • Theory and Methods in Humanities
  • Preparing Humanities Teachers & Scholars Pro-seminar
  • Debates in the Digital Humanities
  • Humanities Thesis and Non-Thesis Preparation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Duration description
      All requirements for a master’s degree must be completed within a six-year period.
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.25

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.25 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Possess an overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.25
  • Have earned at least 24 credit hours in liberal arts disciplines
  • Have taken and submitted recent GRE scores
  • Submit a writing sample reflecting their ability to do research and write intellectually
  • Submit two recommendation letters
  • An essay of 500 words must be submitted with the application material

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1320 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1320 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    523 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 523 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Norfolk

  • 1100 - 1900 USD/month
    Living Costs

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