Prospective Students

Application Deadline

Applications for the MAEPH Program Open in Spring 2020

Fall 2020: deadline to be determined

Admissions Requirements

Applicants should be:

  • Senior year undergraduates with a major in the humanities or with an interest in the humanities field and its intersection with other fields;
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) graduates and beyond who have demonstrated the ability to navigate advanced courses in the humanities, or who have a demonstrable interest in the humanities and how humanities might intersect with other fields;
  • Early or Mid-Career experienced humanities professionals who wish to expand their career options.
  • Successful applicants will normally have received an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution with at least a 3.3 GPA.

Required Items

All applicants are required to submit the following materials as part of their online application to the MAEPH program:

  • Online Application Form
  • Academic Statement of Purpose (500 words)
  • Unofficial Transcripts (including Translations, and Evaluations)
  • Self-Reported GPA
  • Official Recommendations (3)
  • Official Test Results (optional)
  • English Proficiency: TOEFL / IELTS (if required)
  • Application Fee

These items are described in greater detail on the Graduate School admissions page (How to Apply / Application Checklist) – or click on the “How to Apply Button” below.

Supplemental Materials

In addition to the Graduate School admissions application materials (above), the MAEPH Program requires two additional short supplemental essays of approx. 1-2 pages length each:

Personal and Professional Statement

  • How would you describe your background and commitment to the humanities and its relevance to a future career as a humanities professional in either a university or non-university setting?
  • What are your current and future career goals?
  • How will the MAEPH help you advance these goals?
  • If you are a current humanities professional, please explain how your experience will contribute to and be advanced by the program.
  • If your background is in STEM, please explain your interest in the humanities.

Focused Plan of Study Statement

Your plan of study may change, of course, but we are interested in understanding more about your current plans and goals.

  • Based on your knowledge about the program and about humanities careers, propose a focused plan of study in our program.
  • What kinds of elective courses would you like to take and in what departments or areas?
  • What sorts of internships or field research projects do you think would be helpful in meeting your goals?

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Need More Information?

Please feel free to contact the Program Director, Professor Kathryn D. Temple, at if you have questions about your application or about the application process.