New admissions to the D.A. in Humanistic Studies were suspended in 2004.
Program Leading to the Doctor of Arts in Humanistic Studies
The Doctor of Arts degree in Humanistic Studies is an interdisciplinary doctoral program appropriate for those planning teaching careers or careers in a number of other professional areas. The Program is designed to enable students to relate their specific interests in two fields of advanced study within a general humanistic framework.
The requirements for the D.A. in Humanistic Studies can be completed in three years of full-time work beyond the baccalaureate degree (or the equivalent in part-time study over a longer period). General University regulations with regard to residency and statutes of limitations apply.
Requirements for Admission
Applicants must meet general University requirements for admission to doctoral study. In addition, applicants must present preparation that qualifies them to pursue graduate work in their two chosen fields. This may be in the form of appropriate undergraduate or graduate work. Official Graduate Record Examination scores must also be submitted by applicants with no previous graduate work.
Program of Study (63 credits minimum)
Each student will select, in consultation with the Program Director, an advisory panel, with whom individual programs will be planned as follows:
Prior to admission to candidacy, students must demonstrate competence in a language other than English, relevant to their research interests, by examination. In addition, students are encouraged to acquire proficiency in a second foreign language or to achieve computer literacy.
Upon completion of formal coursework other than the internship seminar, students must pass written and oral examinations based upon reading lists established by them in consultation with their advisory panels. These examinations must be taken within a year after the completion of coursework.
All students must complete a one-semester internship in a position related to their career plans. The internship will ordinarily be served after completion of courses.
Full Time Study in Residence
Students are not required to fulfill this requirement.
Admission to Candidacy
Students will be admitted to candidacy upon the following:
All students must submit an acceptable dissertation or major project which gives evidence of their ability to integrate and apply, at a high level of competency, the materials and methods of the two fields constituting their program.