Frequently Asked Questions

The MA Program in Engaged & Public Humanities (ENPH) will deepen your knowledge of the humanities while helping you develop the skills and creative vision to apply them out in the world. The program offers academic and real world rigor, flexibility, and hands-on mentoring, everything you need to succeed in the public humanities and related fields. You’ll learn how to apply the humanities in dynamic environments that address contemporary issues like the climate crisis, global health threats, artificial intelligence, big data, and cultural division and diversity.

The ENPH degree opens up numerous career paths, some in traditional public humanities roles (arts organizations, museums, etc.) and others in non-profits, government, industry, educational associations and institutions, and in corporate environments. Examples include: Coordinator/Project Manager; Digital Marketing Content Writer; Editor/Content Manager; Publications Manager; Public Policy Researcher; Media Manager; Operations Coordinator; Curator; Outcomes Project Director; Member Engagement Specialist; Research Associate, and many more.

  • Four 3-credit core courses.
  • Four 3-credit elective courses in a disciplinary or interdisciplinary area chosen from across the campus.
  • Two 3-credit mentored Internships and/or Field Research Projects.
  • A capstone project that integrates the student’s humanities scholarship with the internships or field research projects, designed to reach a public audience.

For more information, visit our Academics page. Visit our Curriculum page to read our course descriptions.

The MA Program in Engaged & Public Humanities admits between ten and twenty students per year with a student to faculty ratio of 2:1. Our goal is to carefully mentor students as they pursue their individual paths. The culture of ENPH is collaborative and experiential. We encourage all of our students to “think outside the box.”

The ENPH Program offers full-time and part-time options. See our Academics page for more details. Full-time students can complete the program in two semesters and a summer. Part-time students complete the program in four semesters, plus two summers.

Our priority deadline is January 15. The application fee for 2021 was waived for students who met this deadline. After the priority deadline, there was a $90 fee for all applications.  For International Students, the deadline to submit applications is on March 1. For Domestic Students, the deadline to submit applications is April 1.

  • Academic Statement of Purpose (500 words)
  • Transcripts (including Translations, and Evaluations)
  • Official Recommendations (2)
  • English Proficiency: TOEFL / IELTS (if required)
  • Application Fee ($90, waived for applications submitted by January 15, 2022)

Detailed information can be found on our Prospective Students page.

For the purposes of diversity and inclusion, the ENPH program waives requirements for the GRE. Please see the Prospective Students page for application requirements.

Once you have the application requirements ready for submission, visit the Application Page to begin your career with the MA Program in Engaged & Public Humanities!

For the 2022-2023 AY, the cost is approximately $2,358 per credit plus living expenses. For exact figures and updated costs, please visit the Tuition & Fees page.

Yes! We do offer up to a 3-credit merit-aid based scholarship to applicable students. There are also many research assistant and other part-time positions available on campus.

We admitted our inaugural class in the Fall of 2021! However, we have been planning and developing the program since 2015 and offered a non-credit Certificate that students praised for its effectiveness.

The MA Program in Engaged & Public Humanities is located on Georgetown University’s Main Campus at 37th and O Sts, NW in Washington DC.

Our location puts us in close proximity to hundreds of humanities and humanities-oriented organizations such as: the Smithsonian Institution; the Folger Shakespeare Library; the Shakespeare Theatre; the Library of Congress; HumanitiesDC; the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Humanities Alliance.

According to the Georgetown Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center, you are required to follow these steps:

  1. Wear a mask around others for ten days after the potential exposure. 
  2. Get tested five days after your most recent exposure.
  3. Stay home and get tested if you develop symptoms. Please report your symptoms to the Public Health team by completing the COVID-19 Symptom Check-In survey. If you receive a positive test result from a third-party provider (i.e., not One Medical) or at-home antigen test, please report your result through the COVID-19 Test Result Submission form.

Visit the Georgetown Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center for more information about the measures Georgetown University is taking to protect our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.