Master of Arts

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About the Master of Arts Program

Graduates of the Master of Arts program will be able to think, speak, read, and write about vital ideas in the humanities and the Western cultural tradition with confidence and sophistication, demonstrating intellectual maturity and initiative that can be applied to a range of future endeavors. The master’s program consists of 36 credit hours with emphasis in imaginative literature, natural science, philosophy and religion, and social science. In designing programs of study, students at Harrison Middleton University use primary sources drawn from leading academic publishers, including Britannica (Great Books of the Western World), Oxford University Press, Penguin Modern and Nonfiction Classics, and W.W. Norton & Company. This is a distance education program and students are never required to attend an on-campus class.

Master of Arts - Program Objectives 

A Master of Arts signifies that the recipient has passed an integrated course of study in one or more of the humanities. Upon successful completion of the Master of Arts program, students will have met the following objectives:

Design, implement, and complete a self-directed graduate program of study of the major works in the liberal arts.

Demonstrate facility with methods of inquiry-based discussion by formulating interpretive questions and taking part in course discussions.

Think critically about essential ideas in humanities and Western thought and engage in rigorous discussion about fundamental questions of human existence.

Demonstrate an interdisciplinary knowledge of Western cultural history in their fields of choice.

Evaluate and synthesize the major literature, theories, practices, problems, and ethical issues discussed in their coursework.

Communicate effectively with clarity and sophistication in written and oral form in a variety of settings; utilize logical coherence and consistency, and the proper use of evidence and citations, in order to explore their fields of choice.

Present evidence of significant intellectual inquiry in the form of a Capstone and its defense.

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We at Harrison Middleton University believe that the study of the humanities is both timeless and timely because it focuses on the central questions of human existence, lasting debates that bear direc ... Read More

We at Harrison Middleton University believe that the study of the humanities is both timeless and timely because it focuses on the central questions of human existence, lasting debates that bear directly on the problems we face today. And in a time when information of all kinds is increasingly fragmented, the study of ancient and modern classics provides a rich source of fundamental knowledge and unifying ideas. Harrison Middleton University is a great ideas, great works, great conversations, distance learning university that offers graduate education in the humanities with concentrations in imaginative literature, natural science, philosophy and religion, and social science. Harrison Middleton University promotes student-faculty scholarship through research, discussion, and the development of collaborative publications. Read less