Explore the evolution of humankind through the study of its greatest philosophers, literature, cultures, and works of art that define civilization from antiquity to present day. The Master of Arts in Humanities is offered entirely online, allowing professionals the unique flexibility to complete an enriching education while balancing their existing responsibilities. The curriculum design is inspired by the Great Books tradition previously established at the University of Chicago and is today utilized by the University of Notre Dame, Boston University, Columbia University and our University.
Through this fascinating program, students will survey humankind’s fundamental topics that include humanities, social and natural sciences. The curriculum emphasizes advanced research, writing and creative-problem solving skills which are valuable in a variety of professions and to students wishing to advance into an academic doctoral program.
The online Master of Arts in Humanities is taught by expert practitioners. Many are published authors and highly credentialed leaders in their profession. They bring their passion for humanities and their real-world knowledge into the online discourse. Students connect and interact with the University’s online community of learners who are dedicated to education and career preparedness.
The following program details are intended to help you make an informed decision about the university that's right for you.
|2011-2012 Program Completion Rate|
|Normal time to completion for full-time student||2 years|
|Graduates who completed in this time1||8%|
|Tuition & Fees as of January 1, 2013||Median Loan Debt of 2011-2012 Graduates|
(before any awarded transfer credit)
|Technology fee2||$50||Private educational loans||$0|
|Transfer Credit Evaluation fee3 |
|$50||Institution financing plan||$0|
|Books and supplies5||$896|
|On-campus room and board||Not applicable|
1 Data may be “not available” if the program has no graduates during reporting period or if it has not been in existence the normal time for completion. If 0%, then graduates in the reporting period took longer than the average time, usually because they were part-time students. 91% of our students are working adults and do not take a full-time course load.
2 A $50 Technology Fee will be charged for all future undergraduate and graduate level course registrations, including audited courses. The fee is not applicable for Comprehensive Exam courses. An APUS grant will cover the fee for Active Duty Military, Reservists, National Guard, Vocational Rehabilitation (VOCA), VA and VA Chapter 33 students, and anyone using military tuition assistance (TA).
3 Transfer Credit Evaluation Fee waived for all United States Active Duty Military, Guard, and Reserve personnel.
4 If a comprehensive exam is required to complete your program of study there will be an additional fee of $250. This fee covers the cost of exam supplies and materials.
5 Cost for books and supplies is based on an average for the courses within this degree program. Students must obtain their own software when required for a course or program.
6 This figure does not include PLUS loans or TEACH grants converted to Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loans.
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American Public University System (APUS) makes no representation or guarantee that successful completion of an APUS program or coursework will result in employment within a particular field. Many employers take into account various criteria, in addition to education, when determining eligibility for employment. To assist our students in their career search, the APUS Office of Career Services provides students and alumni a variety of tools, resources, information, and guidance to assist them as they pursue their life goals.