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The interdisciplinary Masters' degree (MA) program in the Humanities allows students to pursue individualized curricula that incorporate classes from across ODU's seven Colleges and 65 standalone graduate programs. We attract students with unique research projects and/or career objectives that cannot be fully realized within a single discipline and who will benefit from a cross-disciplinary approach. Our students become experts in their field by triangulating courses across different disciplines. Students work closely with the program director to design a coherent program of study that encourages critical thinking, innovation, engaged scholarship and experiential learning.
We are a collaborative research and social innovation incubator in the College of Arts and Letters at Old Dominion University. We help foster connections among activists, artists, scholars, engaged global citizens, and local community stakeholders who are searching for ways to reshape people's lives. We have a particular commitment to social justice, social entrepreneurship, community engagement, design thinking, cultural studies, and the digital and medical humanities
This class is designed to prepare students for completion of their final projects in the program. The class is designed to teach students how to conduct research. Students workshop their projects as they are being developed. It also teaches students to navigate the various institutional requirements for completing this work.
This class introduces students to the study of the humanities with a focus on the enduring questions and ideas of human history. These include questions of culture, reality, society, power, truth, communication, and mediation. Students address these questions and ideas by engaging with some of the great works of social theory from the twentieth century.
The purposes of the pro-seminar are A)to help prepare Humanities graduate students to teach discipline-specific college-level introductory courses from an interdisciplinary perspective, and B)to provide Humanities students with opportunities to engage scholars who are producing new work across a range of disciplines, in turn learning to present their own research in public.
Students entering the Master of Arts program in Humanities should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)
Submit official transcripts from all institutions of higher education from which they earned their undergraduate degree
Submit a writing sample reflecting their ability to do research and write intellectually
Submit two recommendation letters
Submit a statement of purpose that proposes an interdisciplinary program of study, discusses personal, intellectual and professional goals and explain the relationship of those goals to the intended program of study
Applicants must possess an undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or better
Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid
The Susan Rowell Humanities Scholarship - Awarded to one student a year for $1,455 per year
Stipends and, in some cases, tuition waivers, are offered to students who apply, when available. Discuss with the Director.
Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.
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With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master's, education specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.