Application Instructions

  1. There are two deadlines for applying to the Humanities MA Program: January 15th and September 15th for, respectively, Fall and Spring Admission.

  2. All applicants must have completed an appropriate Bachelor's degree prior to entering the program.

  3. All applicants must also have fulfilled all requirements of the Graduate School.

    Required Documents are:
    • Online Graduate Application for Admission
    • Payment of Graduate School Application fee;
    • A statement of intent (about 1,000 words) focusing on the research interests or the applicant's professional goals;
    • A scholarly or creative writing sample (5,000-10,000 words);
    • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate-level work;
    • Two letters of recommendation from former instructors/coworkers attesting to capability for graduate-level work and/or work ethics;
    • If applicable, proof of English proficiency.

  4. For questions regarding costs, financial aid, residency, housing, and graduate life at UofL, please see the Graduate School website.

  5. For any further questions regarding specificities of the Humanities MA application, please e-mail the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Karl Swinehart at .