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Master of Humanities

Wilson College Master of Humanities
W ilson College’s M.A. in Humanities degree has been designed to actively engage working professionals and serious students in Humanities fields. Our students enter the program from a wide variety of backgrounds. Some are professionals returning to college to pursue graduate study to advance their careers. Others may come into the program directly from their undergraduate work and may see a Ph.D. program in their future. Our students also reflect a wide variety of undergraduate majors—from English to Psychology, from Economics and Business to Philosophy and Communications, from Spanish to Education. Regardless of background, this program has something to offer everyone.
    Wilson College’s M.A. in Humanities offers four concentrations within its program of study. They are:

  • English Language and Literature
  • Art and Culture
  • Critical/Cultural Theory
  • Women’s Studies
   The program also offers a unique Special Concentration that allows individual students to create their own Master’s degree, choosing classes from over a dozen areas of study.
   Whether you are looking for a better job, or advancement in your current employment, or have your sights set on earning a Ph.D., this degree will aid you in achieving your goals. Graduate study in the Humanities can prepare students for careers in teaching and education, publishing and communications, non-profit work, government work, arts and arts management, and many other fields. The skills and knowledge gained though this degree, combined with Wilson College’s traditional hands-on investment in both you and your education, will only aid in making your education the experience you hope it to be.
Explore this website to learn more about the program. In these pages you can:

  • learn about the different concentrations and Admissions requirements relating to the M.A. in Humanities at Wilson;
  • read about graduate assistantship opportunities the program offers;
  • discover the keys to your own future success right here at Wilson College!
Should you have any questions, please contact Program Director Dr. Michael G. Cornelius at or at (717) 262-2712.