The key academic components of the M.A. in Engaged Public Humanities program are described below and include the following:
Academic requirements for the MAEPH Program are:
- Four 3-credit core courses (see below for descriptions).
- Four 3-credit elective courses in a disciplinary or interdisciplinary area chosen from across the Main Campus and the Law School under the guidance of a mentor.
- Two 3-credit mentored Internships and/or Field Research Projects. (Note: Field Research Projects are permissible only if the student is already working in a public humanities
- A capstone project that integrates the student’s humanities scholarship with his/her internships or field research projects, designed to reach a public audience.
- Time to degree: two semesters, plus one summer (full-time) OR four semesters, two summers (part-time). (See below for sample trajectories.)
Time to Degree
The usual time to complete the MAEPH program is:
Two semesters, plus one summer (full-time)
Four semesters, plus two summers (part-time).
Sample Student Trajectories
The Full-Time Student: Complete Degree in One Full Calendar Year
- Fall: Two core courses, two electives.
- Spring: Two core courses, two electives.
- Summer: Equivalent of six credits of Internship and or Field Research Projects, culminating in a Capstone project with a public outreach component.
The Part-Time Student: Complete Degree in Four Semesters and two Summers
- Fall I: Two core courses.
- Spring I: One core course; one elective.
- Summer I: One internship or field research project.
- Spring II: Two electives.
- Fall II: One core course; one elective.
- Summer II: One internship or field research project, culminating in a capstone project with a public outreach component.
Detailed course descriptions can be found on the Course Descriptions page.