A&S Graduate Education
The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college at UofL and home to an intellectually rich and vibrant community of scholars. In addition to its outstanding undergraduate programs, the College offers graduate degrees and certificates in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.
Discover Your Program
The College of Arts & Sciences offers many accelerated programs that can cut down on higher education time by at least a year. You can find out more by clicking here.
The programs listed below are offered at the graduate or professional level.
|MA/MFA||-||-||Art & Design,
|Asian Studies||-||-||Certificate||Asian Studies|
|Criminal Justice||MS||PhD||-||Criminal Justice|
|Geography, Applied||MS||-||-||Geographic &
|Health Care Ethics||MA||-||Certificate||Philosophy|
|Latin American &
|-||-||Certificate||Latin American &
|Pan-African Studies||MA||PhD||Certificate||Pan-African Studies|
|Physics||MS||PhD||-||Physics & Astronomy|
|Police Executive Leadership||-||-||Certificate||Criminal Justice|
|Political Science||MA||-||-||Political Science|
|Psychology, Clinical||-||PhD||-||Psychological &
|Psychology, Experimental||-||PhD||-||Psychological &
|Public Administration||MPA||-||-||Urban & Public Affairs|
|Real Estate Development||-||-||Certificate||Urban & Public Affairs|
|Spanish||MA||-||-||Classical & Modern Languages|
|Studio Art & Design||MFA||-||-||Art & Design,
|Sustainability||MA/MS||-||-||Urban & Public Affairs|
|Theatre Arts||MFA||-||-||Theatre Arts|
|Urban & Public Affairs||-||PhD||-||Urban & Public Affairs|
|Urban Planning||MUP||-||-||Urban & Public Affairs|
& Sexuality Studies
& Sexuality Studies
A&S; Dual Degrees and with Law
The Brandeis School of Law offers a Juris Doctor (JD) degree. The program accommodates both full-time and part-time study. The College of Arts & Sciences offers three programs with JD and Law: JD/Master of Arts in Healthcare Ethics, JD/Master of Arts in Humanities, and JD/Master of Arts in Political Science. Find out more information about the program here.
Teacher Certification Programs
The College of Arts & Sciences has several teacher certification programs available at the Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Graduate levels in the College of Education and Human Development, such as Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, English, Math, Physics, Social Studies, and World Languages. Requirements vary depending on content area. More information can be found here.
Chemistry Graduate Students Advance in Solar Energy Prize
Congratulations to SoFab Inks, a team composed of chemistry graduate students Peter Armstrong and Sashil Chapagain, who, along with engineering student Blake Martin, in UofL’s Solar Manufacturing R&D lab, won $200,000 and are moving on in the American-Made Perovskite Startup Prize.
Theatre Arts student stars in Actors Theatre of Louisville’s ‘A Christmas Carol’
Kala Ross, a graduate student earning her MFA in performance in UofL’s Department of Theatre Arts, scored a highly competitive and coveted role in the cast. She’s playing the characters of Belle and Mrs. Fred, as well as a member of the ensemble.
Congratulations to A&S graduate student Eric Shoemaker for publishing an article!
Eric Shoemaker is a second-year student in the Humanities Ph.D. Program and a University Fellow. He is a poet, a translator of Federico García Lorca, and is working towards a dissertation focusing on magical poetics and the creation of community and lineage through writing. A paper Eric wrote for one of his courses at U of L is being published in the journal Signs and Society in November: Congratulations, Eric!
Showdown set in Charlestown
05-07-2019 - newsandtribune.com - features Treva Hodges, doctoral alumnus
A&S student Evan Gora to speak at Dec. 14 winter commencement
The University of Louisville’s winter commencement will be 7 p.m. Dec.14 at the downtown KFC Yum! Center. Of the more than 1,300 students on track to graduate this semester, 875 plan to take part in the ceremony.
Meagan Taylor (Anthropology) receives Virginia “Jenny” Madden Award
Anthropology Graduate Student, Meagan Taylor, received the University-wide honor, the Virginia “Jenny” Madden Award in recognition of her leadership through service to her program, college, discipline, the University as a whole, and/or the community.
2017 December Commencement Photos
Photos of the 2017 December baccalaureate and master degree commencement and doctoral hooding ceremony.
Anthropology M.A. student Mallory Cox wins fellowship at Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Mallory Cox has been selected to receive a short-term fellowship at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama for this coming summer.
Hannah O’Daniel (M.A. Public History) received the first Kentucky Public History Intern Award
Hannah O’Daniel had internships at the Filson Historical Society, where she processed archival material to make it available to researchers, and at the Kentucky Historical Society.
Recap of ACCelerate festival with Ph.D. student Max Adams (Biology)
Max Adams, Ph.D. student in Biology, and two other graduate students participated in an ACC conference, ACCelerate, showcasing student research in Washington, D.C.
ACCelerate festival showcases faculty & student's work at the Smithsonian
Faculty and students will be attending ACCelerate an ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival in Washington, D.C to present on research.
Fulbright Scholar Ariel Weaver
Ariel Weaver has earned a Fulbright Study/Research Award to Namibia. Her work focused on using remote sensing and geographic technology to look at patterns on the landscape and use that information to inform policymakers and stakeholders in the community to manage land more effectively.
Urban Planning students pitch ideas to improve Louisville’s sustainability score
UofL Urban Planning grad students were tasked with helping the city of Louisville improve its 4-star rating in the Star Community Rating System, which measures sustainability.
UofL Theatre Arts student works with Locust Grove to bring story of enslaved distiller to life
Sidney Edwards, a teaching assistant earning her MFA in performance, was tapped to reenact the role of an enslaved distiller for visitors at the newly erected distillery site at Locust Grove, in Louisville, KY. Her job is also to help craft the character and storyline for the role she’ll be playing.
Hite Art Institute exhibition spotlights first Master of Fine Arts graduates
The MFA Thesis Exhibition runs through May 27 in the Cressman. The diversity of art forms in the show reflects the diversity of offerings in the MFA program. Students may choose to practice in a variety of mediums or narrow in on one. Courses include ceramics, drawing, fibers, glass, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, design, mixed media, book arts and new media.
Meet NSF graduate fellow Clinton Belott
Doctoral student (Cellular and Molecular Biology) Clinton Belott's '21, current research is based on the astounding phenomenon called anhydrobiosis, or life without water. This ability is observed in extremophilic (harsh-loving) organisms and allows them to approach suspended animation.
Meet Social Justice Scholar Laura Tetreault
Laura Tetreault's research interests include cultural rhetorics; gender studies; contemporary intersectional queer, feminist, and antiracist activism; social justice informed pedagogies; new media and multimodal composition; and translingual approaches to the study and teaching of writing.
Meet Tropical Ecology graduate student Evan Gora
In this Q&A, we discover what Gora does up in the trees, and who he'd invite to dinner when he gets back on the ground.
Meet Chemistry Ph.D. student Kelsey Kaht
Kaht is working in a group studying how a remote sensor that can detect electrochemically-active species in water, such as metals (i.e., arsenic and lead) and pharmaceuticals (i.e., estrogens and antibiotics).
Meet Anthropology student Melissa Herndon MA '17
Melissa is a current graduate student in the Department of Anthropology. Her research focuses on the understanding of how climate, environment, subsistence, and settlement patterns influence variations in stone tool technology.