MA in Liberal Arts, Humanities

The Master of Arts in Liberal Arts, Humanities track offers students an interdisciplinary approach to the study of European, American, and Latin American cultures. Classes integrate interpretations of the literature, arts, and music of each cultural period with an understanding of their social and historical contexts.

Curriculum Requirements

The MA in Liberal Arts requires a minimum of 33 credit hours. Complete degree requirements are available here at the USF Graduate Catalog. The Humanities track consists of:

Core Courses (9 credit hours)

  • HUM 6801: Theories and Methods of Cultural Studies
  • HUM 6814: Introduction to Graduate Study
  • HUM 6815: Research Seminar

Elective Courses (18 credit hours)

18 credit hours of AMS or HUM elective courses; up to 6 of these credit hours can be taken outside the department. All course choices should be made in consulation with the Graduate Advisor.

Thesis (6 credit hours): HUM 6971

Students must write a thesis of between 25 to 40 pages in length and conduct an oral thesis defense to complete the degree. Students will be required to write and orally defend a thesis proposal prior to beginning the thesis process.

For more information about the Humanities MA, contact the director of graduate studies.