Humanities and Civic Leadership

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Concentration in Humanities and Civic Leadership: non-thesis
The Minimum Credit Load for the MA Program is 30.

Students in this track are professionals; have completed another professional degree program; or are enrolled in the Joint JD/MAH or MAH/MBA Programs. They can combine the study of Civic Leadership with a discipline or a focus on the culture of a particular historical period. The cultural periods included are: Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance, Early Modern, and Modern.

This track has two required internships: one internal to the university and one external. No language competency is required.


(Minimum of 30 credit hours with a minimum of 15 credit hours at the 600 level—excluding HUM 655, the Directed Study Project.)

  1. First Core Area: 12-15 credit hours in one of the following fields:
    Art History, Literature, Modern Languages, Music History, Philosophy, Religious Studies, or Theater Arts; or in one of the following Cultural Areas: Ancient, Medieval/Renaissance, Early Modern, or Modern.

  2. Second Core Area 12 credit hours in Civic Leadership
    • HUM 636 Civic Leadership Seminar
    • 3 credit hours in another course, approved by advisor.
    • HUM 650a Civic Internship, approved by advisor.
    • HUM 650b Internal Internship, approved by advisor.

  3. 3 credit hours in Methodology: HUM 609 or HUM 610 or appropriate substitute approved by advisor;

  4. 3 credit hours in Directed Study Project: HUM 655

  5. Final Presentation and Defense of Directed Study Project


Humanities MA/Civic Leadership

  • 12 credit hours in Religious Studies
  • HUM 636
  • 3 credit hours in elective in civic leadership
  • 3 credit hours in Methods (HUM 609/610)
  • Internships: HUM 650a and HUM 650b
  • 3 credit hours of DSP (HUM 655)
  • Final Oral Defense of DSP