The Master of Arts offers the humanities as a dynamic tradition of questions and methods grounded in the study of history, language and literature, the arts, ethics, philosophy, and religion. Students develop the knowledge, skills and perspective required to analyze and critically consider the human condition and its dilemmas. Broadly conceived, the humanities are presented as an evolving field that includes the public humanities and the digital humanities. Interdisciplinary electives allow students to integrate humanities study with work in the social sciences and cultural studies. Students develop an individual focus that compliments their undergraduate background, work experience and life goals. Designing their own plan of study through their choice of electives, individuals may choose to strengthen the focus of their interdisciplinary work by writing an optional thesis, completing an internship or practicum field experience rather than the general humanities degree.
Students may choose to pursue specific specialized concentrations that are theme or problem focused (Digital Humanities, Humanitarian Assistance, Public Humanities, Religion, Peace and Justice).
The Ph.D. offers the humanities as a foundation for understanding a world of accelerating and complex change. Cultivating expertise in traditional humanities fields and building skills as contemporary interdisciplinary scholars, students pursue doctoral research that makes a difference; bridging disciplines and exploring questions of human meaning in a dynamic study of the past, present and future. The Humanities Ph.D. was inaugurated in 1989 as an interdisciplinary investigation of the question, “What does it mean to be human in an age of advanced technology?” In one form or another, this question still commands attention in the 21st century. Broadly conceived, the human-technology relationship remains at the heart of the curriculum allowing students to draw insights and integrate knowledge from a variety of fields: religion, philosophy and ethics; art, literature and new media; history, politics and cultural theory. The challenge for each doctoral candidate is to develop a specific research direction that builds on the broader humanities and that engages with the doctoral theme. Students begin by choosing a program area of inquiry that is relevant to their preliminary research problem or issue. Building upon previous studies, professional and life experience, students choose from four areas of inquiry rooted in the scholarly expertise of faculty, the history of the doctoral program and Mercy mission of Salve Regina University:
• Technology, Science and Society
• Culture, Language and Memory
• Global Ethics and Human Security
• Community, Self and Social Transformation
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: No
International Financial Aid: No
# of Credits Required: 36
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $460 per credit USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Large Suburb
Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999