University of Chicago

Division of the Humanities

Master of Arts Program in the Humanities


Wieboldt Hall 205A,1050 E. 59th Street

Pick Hall 301

Chicago, IL 60637

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Arts Program in Humanities (MAPH) is an intensive, one-year MA program. It offers students a rigorous, personalized academic course of study that provides the critical foundations necessary to successfully pursue further graduate work or professions outside the academy. MAPH students take 8 graduate courses and write an MA thesis. All MAPH students share one course, Foundations of Interpretive Theory, the theoretical backbone of the program, which engages students directly with work essential to contemporary humanistic inquiry. Students complete their remaining coursework in the departments of the University’s graduate divisions and professional schools. While they have the freedom to direct their own courses of study, students receive personal advising from faculty across the University as well as from MAPH’s dedicated faculty director, deputy directors and staff.


Since 1913, the University of Chicago has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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