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Academics and Admissions

Within this section on Academics and Admissions you will find information about our various degree programs, admissions process, financial aid possibilities, interdisciplinary programs and centers, and important grad school links. We invite you to explore our site and imagine the possibilities!

The College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU) at the University of Maryland is home to over 900 graduate students and boasts some of the top-ranked graduate programs in the United States. ARHU also offers many opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration with graduate students and faculty from diverse fields.

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, 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, Music Performance, Theater Performance, Theater Design, and Interpretation and Translation
  • Certificates: Critical Theory, Jewish Studies, Museum Scholarship and Material Culture, Interpretation and Translation, Second Language Acquisition, Women’s Studies

For more information regarding your program of interest, contact a graduate program director.

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