Humanities, M.A. | Part time | Mount Saint Mary's University | Los Angeles, United States
24 months
1108 USD/credit 16620 USD/year
1108 USD/credit 16620 USD/year
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The Master of Art in Humanities at Mount Saint Mary's University is a dynamic and flexible interdisciplinary program designed for lifelong interested in cultivating a deeper understanding of the connections between the Individual, the Community, and the World.


Our two-year, 30-unit Humanities program at Mount Saint Mary’s University brings together students from all educational and professional backgrounds to talk, think, and write about the timeless ideas that have animated culture and society, as well as the contemporary issues we face in Los Angeles, the Pacific Rim, and our larger global environment.

Our weekend-only format is also an innovative approach to adult learning that provides an alternative way of being a graduate student for professionals with complex work and personal schedules. It redistributes the weekly coursework for a traditional fifteen-week semester into six intensive weekends of class instruction. The weekends are non-consecutive and are scheduled two to three weeks apart.

Why Humanities?

The point of the humanities is to develop habits of rigorous reflective thinking and reasoning, the skill to express ideas in a compelling way, and the ability to solve problems with creativity and innovation. Basically, the humanities are the study of human nature, human values, and what it means to be human using critical and analytical methods of study. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Single Author: Chaucer
  • Modernism and War: Literature of WWI
  • Classical Rhetoric
  • Science & the Victorians
  • Fairy Tales, Ideology, and Culture
  • Architectural Imagination
  • Great Historical Figures: Hitler and the Third Reich
  • Critical Eras: The Age of the Borgias
  • The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  • The Emergence of Christianity I: The Apostolic Fathers
  • Sexual Psychosis in Renaissance Poetry
  • The Quest for the Historical Jesus
  • Apocalyptic Literature
  • Wonderful Wall Street
  • Reading Moby Dick by the Sea
  • Identity Construction in African American Films of the Early 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate or professional degree (or equivalent foreign credential) from a U.S. college or university.
  • Possess a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale.
  • Application
  • Application essay
  • Resume
  • Transcripts from all schools attended 
  • 2 letters of recommendation. 
  • English Language Exam
  • International Student Data (ISD) Form and Proof of Funds (POF)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16620 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1108 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    16620 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1108 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Los Angeles

1520 - 2570 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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