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Welcome / Ph.D. in Humanities

The Humanities Ph.D. Program is an interdisciplinary terminal degree program. The Program works together with the Departments of African-American Studies and Africana Women's Studies, English, History, and Foreign Languages to prepare teachers, scholars and researchers for future careers in college teaching, positions as researchers, and other employment opportunities where the concern for humanity is paramount.

Candidates for the Ph.D. in Humanities degree must complete a minimum of seventy-two (72) semester hours hours beyond a master's degree in an appropriate discipline. The Program requires course work, two teaching internship requirements, research and a doctoral dissertation.

The areas of concentration are african-american studies, africana women's studies, english, history and romance languages. The general requirements for the degree are quite demanding, requiring students to invest a great number of hours for study and research for their academic success. 


The mission of the Ph.D. in Humanities program is to prepare doctoral students through an interdisciplinary program to serve as humanistic scholars, researchers and educators with a focus on leadership and service to humanity.