Academics

The key academic components of the M.A. in Engaged & Public Humanities program are described below and include the following:


Degree Requirements

Academic requirements for the MAEPH Program are:

  1. Four 3-credit core courses (see below for descriptions).
  2. 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.
  3. 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
    organization.)
  4. A capstone project that integrates the student’s humanities scholarship with his/her internships or field research projects, designed to reach a public audience. View the projects our certificate students have done.
  5. 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)

–OR —

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.


Internships

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Capstone Projects

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