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Interdisciplinary Humanities

University of California, Merced

12 months
11502 USD/year
11502 USD/year
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Interdisciplinary Humanities is the hallmark of the IHGG. Our faculty and graduate students read work from every one of our disciplines, and all of us utilize each other’s frames of understanding. We share the task of explaining and expressing cultural complexity and contingency.  The program is offered by University of California, Merced.


We are committed to training specialists.  Along with interdisciplinary coursework, students select courses from the cross-disciplinary areas of Past Worlds, Social and Spatial Dynamics, or Expressive and Imaginative Works. IHGG faculty are trained in disciplines and are equipped to prepare students for jobs in their fields.  IHGG students work as teaching assistants for disciplinary undergraduate majors in Anthropology, English, Global Arts, History and Spanish.

The Interdisciplinary Humanities Program adopts the University of California, Merced guiding principle of “The World at Home/At Home in the World” as its signature focus.  Our location in Merced inspires this programmatic concentration, which guides and structures the IHGG curriculum and mission in two ways.

Career Outcomes

University of California, Merced welcomes students planning careers both inside and outside academia. Our alumni are university professors, researchers, teachers, librarians and government employees. Our graduates are specialists qualified for academic positions in core disciplines and border-crossing programs who know how to communicate with both experts and the public.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Multicultural Luso-Hispanic World
  • Transnational Americas Studies
  • Digital humanities and world heritage
  •  Global asia
  •  The medieval and early modern world
  •  Performance studiesand women
  •  Gender and sexuality

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution with a major appropriate to the proposed graduate program. This degree must represent the completion of a program equivalent both in the distribution of academic subject matter and scholarship achievement comparable to that offered at the University of California.
  • Have a satisfactory scholastic average, usually a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B) is required.
  • Provide TOEFL or IELTS test scores (international students only). Please visit our International Application Information page.
  • Individual Program Requirements: Please review below any additional requirements imposed by the graduate program you are applying to (GRE test scores, Writing Samples).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11502 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5751 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    11502 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5751 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Merced

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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