Become an innovative problem-solver and leader in your workplace and community. The MAH at Milligan is a 30-hour graduate program in the Humanities that facilitates interdisciplinary study and draws on the strengths of Milligan’s celebrated Humanities Program. This degree offers a short, flexible, but rigorous exploration of the humanities that can prepare students for a variety of careers or further graduate study. The program welcomes graduates from any discipline who want to connect their study with the philosophical approach of the liberal arts or career professionals who are interested in either personal or career growth.
- Analyze other value systems in conversation with a Christian world view
- Develop multi- and interdisciplinary approaches to knowledge
- Evaluate our responsibilities as human beings and citizens to the rest of the created order
- Articulate more fully what it means to be human in a constantly shifting cultural landscape
CULTURAL STUDIES: a focus on how we construct and maintain culture; focuses on individuals in relation to their societies.
GLOBAL STUDIES: a focus on how communities interact with one another; focuses primarily upon relationships between nation-states and the various flows of goods and information between them, and what it means to be human in light of globalization.
ARTS, FAITH, AND COMMUNITY: a focus on the intersections between art, culture, faith, and nature; focuses on relationships lived in human community and in the community of creation.
Format & Schedule
- Combination of face-to-face courses and hybrid (online and face-to-face)
- Combination of regular session, May term, and summer courses
- Program can be completed in as few as 3 regular terms + one summer term (1.5 years)
- Students may transfer in 9 hours of cross-listed graduate/undergraduate credit, eliminating Summer term
Curriculum (30 hrs)
Required Core (12 hrs): All students, regardless of concentration, must complete the following core courses:
HUMN 500: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities (Fall)
HUMN 501: Humanities Readings (Fall)
HUMN 502: Humanities Colloquium (Spring)
HUMN 600: Humanities Capstone (thesis or project)
Concentration (18 hrs): The rest of the degree may be completed with 6 elective courses in the approved concentration.
Tuition and fees for the 30-credit hour program are approximately $12,950 ($375/hour + approximately $1,700 in fees). Financial aid is available for graduate students.
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The skills (critical thinking, problem solving, project management, and research) and knowledge gained in an MAH are applicable across a wide variety of professions. An MAH provides foundations for or augments many different careers, such as business, communications, editing, education, fine arts, marketing, ministry, museum work, or art. MAH degrees also are well-regarded stepping stones to graduate/Ph.D. study in many fields because of their strong interdisciplinary component.
The Humanities at Milligan
Milligan College is a premier Christian liberal arts college, and our Humanities Program is central to who we are as an institution. We value interdisciplinary study, as well as the well-rounded education provided in the humanities core. Our master’s degree in humanities emphasizes our institution-wide commitment to the values of liberal arts education and draw on the strengths of our existing faculty. An MAH degree underscores our continued commitment to the college’s ethos and identity in the liberal arts. Such a degree also acknowledges the inherent value in inquiry, analysis, and critical thinking, as well as the applicability of those skills to many different careers. The MAH degree allows us to celebrate and champion the arts and Humanities.
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Accelerated BA+MAH Plan
Earn your Bachelor’s and Master of Arts in Humanities (MAH) degree from Milligan in five years and get a jump start either on pursuing your doctorate or career. This is a 4+1 plan that gives you the opportunity to complete the MAH degree in one academic year plus summer (three semesters) after receiving a bachelor’s degree. Learn more »