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Graduate Degree Programs

ARHU offers Master’s and Doctoral Degrees, MFA degrees, Masters of Professional Studies, and graduate Certificates:

  • M.A., M.M., Ph.D., and DMA degrees in over 18 disciplines including Art History and Archaeology, American Studies, Classics, Communication, Comparative Literature, English, Germanic Studies, History, Linguistics, Modern French Studies, Philosophy, Theater and Performance Studies, Music (Musicology, Ethnomusicology, Music Performance), Second Language Acquisition, Spanish, and Women’s Studies
  • MFAs and Masters of Professional Studies:  Art (Studio), Creative Writing, Dance, Interpretation, Music Performance, Theater Performance, Theater Design, Translation
  • Certificates: Critical Theory, Jewish Studies, Museum Scholarship and Material Culture, Interpretation, Second Language Acquisition, Translation, Women’s Studies
Program Masters Doctoral Graduate Director(s) Phone Email
American Studies M.A. Ph.D. Christina Hanhardt 301-405-1360
Art History & Archaeology M.A. Ph.D. Joshua Shannon 301-405-1485
Art (Studio Art) M.F.A.*   Justin Strom 301-405-7790
Classics M.A.   Judith Hallett 301-405-2024
Communication M.A. Ph.D. Xiaoli Nan &
Linda Aldoory
Comparative Literature   Ph.D. Gerard Passannante 301-405-3809
Creative Writing M.F.A.*   Michael Collier 301-405-3819
English Language & Literature M.A. Ph.D. Kellie Robertson 301-405-3809
French Modern Studies M.A. Ph.D. Andrea Frisch 301-405-4028
German Language & Literature M.A. Ph.D. Hester Baer 301-405-4101
History M.A. Ph.D. Ahmet Karamustafa 301-405-4295
Interpreting & Translation M.P.S.   Shawn Perry Giles 301-405-6127
Jewish Studies M.A.   Charles Manekin 301-405-4253
Linguistics   Ph.D. Howard Lasnik 301-405-4929
Music M.A., M.M. D.M.A., Ph.D Olga Haldey 301-405-4389
Philosophy M.A. Ph.D. Dan Moller 301-405-5689
Second Language Acquisition M.A. Ph.D. Steve Ross 301-405-4246
Spanish M.A. Ph.D. Juan Carlos Quintero Herencia 301-405-6450
Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies M.A., M.F.A.* Ph.D. Frank Hildy 301-405-3157
Women's Studies   Ph.D. Ruth Zambrana 301-405-3447

*MFA = Master of Fine Arts; MPS = Masters of Professional Studies


Certificate Offered  Graduate Contact Phone Email
Critical Theory Christina Walter 301-405-3802
Digital Studies in the Arts & Humanities Matthew Kirschenbaum 301-405-8505
Jewish Studies Charles Manekin 301-405-4253
Museum Scholarship & Material Culture Perla Guerrero     301-405-1359
Interpretation and Translation Shawn Parry-Giles 301 405 -6527
Second Language Acquisition Steve Ross 301-405-4246
Women's Studies Ruth Zambrana 301-405-3447