Humanities, M.A.

About this Program

Discover deeper appreciation for literature, historical texts, and religious studies. The 37-hour Master of Arts in Humanities allows students to localize study in two of three areas -- English, history, and religion. Students who participate in this program will strengthen their critical thinking, reading, writing, and verbal skills, and will also be qualified to teach at the community college or undergraduate level.

The master’s degree in humanities lends itself to those seeking positions teaching in colleges and universities. In Wayland’s graduate program, those seeking an 18-hour specialization in English must complete the Literary Theory and Advanced Literary Research courses. Students desiring an 18-hour specialization in History must complete the Historical Methods course. The 18-hour specialization for Religion allows students to choose from a variety of courses that suit their interests.


A Master of Arts degree in Humanities requires 37 course hours. A total of 18 hours must be from one of three disciplines - History, Religion or English.