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Humanities, M.A.

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New York City, NY, United States
The Master of Arts in Humanities program at Dominican provides graduate students a rigorous, dynamic and intellectually nourishing program that affords them the opportunity to research and engage in an interdisciplinary dialogue about the human condition.


Students gain a deeper, richer understanding of human thought, expression and experience by immersing themselves in one or more academic disciplines. In making intellectual connections among fields of study - for instance art history, gender studies, and political theory - students develop an appreciation for the scholarly pursuit of knowledge.

The Master of Arts in Humanities is designed for graduate students who wish to combine professional and academic lives and explore ample opportunities for personal advancement and fulfillment. Graduates of the program possess the requisite skills in research, critical thinking, and scholarly writing to pursue a Ph.D. and are qualified to teach at the community college level. 

Programme Structure

The Master of Arts in Humanities program takes an integrated, interdisciplinary approach, enabling students to concentrate in one or more of the following academic disciplines:

  • Art History
  • English
  • Gender Studies
  • History
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Theory
  • Religion
  • Emphasis in Creative Writing or Applied Music.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Part-time variant
    • Duration description

      Graduate seminars meet one evening per week for two hours, allowing flexibility for those with daytime responsibilities.

  • Credits
    30 units alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • $50 application fee.
  • Completed online application.
  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
  • Official transcript of coursework completed from each college or university attended (undergraduate and graduate). Transcripts must be in a sealed envelope sent directly from the college or university.
  • Two letters of recommendation (academic and/or professional)
  • Resume
  • Statement of purpose or intent: a brief essay (2 pages, double spaced, 12 point font) describing writing background, professional and/or personal goals, and additional life and/or academic experience relevant to your application.
  • Interview with Program Director

Tuition Fee

  • International

    965 USD/credit
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  • National

    965 USD/credit
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
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