Humanities, M.A. | Online | American Public University | United States
24 months
370 USD/credit 6660 USD/year
370 USD/credit 6660 USD/year
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The Humanities MA course at the American Public University is based on the great ideas, works, and thinkers who defined civilization as embodied in the "great books" tradition established at the University of Chicago and now in use at other leading institutions such as the University of Notre Dame, Boston University, and Columbia University.  


Course Details

Explore the evolution of humankind and what it means to be human by enrolling in the Humanities MA course at the American Public University.

With a curriculum inspired by the Great Books tradition, APU’s master's degree in humanities will take you on a journey that studies the greatest philosophers, literature, cultures, and works of art that have defined civilization from antiquity to the present day. It will challenge you to evaluate the human race through the lens of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

This humanities master’s program’s coursework emphasizes advanced research, writing, critical thinking, and creative problem solving. Expert faculty bring their real-world experience as published authors and accomplished scholars to your learning.

What You Will Do

  • Critically analyze literary works
  • Write about ideas that stem from the great works of human thought
  • Apply classical logic to past and present issues of human behavior, society, and civilization
  • Study the human experience from antiquity to modern times through the perspective of leading authors and works of each age
  • Analyze the concept of individualism as it applies to tradition, power, society, and culture

Programme Structure

Course include: 

  • Humanities: Research, Study and Use
  • The Ancient World
  • Antiquity and Medieval World
  • The Renaissance
  • Enlightenment and the Modern World
  • Evolution of Life and Intelligence

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 84 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
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Courses Start Monthly


36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All APU graduate programs require you to have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • Please read all graduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • If you have a non-U.S. transcript, please view our International Admissions page for more information.
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6660 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 370 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    6660 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 370 USD per credit during 24 months.

$250 with military grant


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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