Online Master’s Degrees in Humanities
Upon graduation, students may either seek employment or pursue a humanities doctoral degree. Master’s-level students may seek employment opportunities in education, research, and business.
- Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
- Program Length: One to two years to complete
- Post-Grad Options: Employment or Doctoral Program
- Projected Employment Growth: 21 % (2010-2020)*
A master’s degree in humanities may consist of a set of core classes specific to the student’s chosen area of concentration as well as specialized electives. Students may take courses such as art history theory and methods, aesthetics, and mass media and society. Possible areas of concentration for a master’s degree in humanities may include the following:
- Creative Writing
- Language and Literature
- Art and Culture
- Religious Studies
Master’s-level graduates may gain employment in museums, educational services, research, libraries, and business. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities in anthropology are projected to increase by 21% from 2010-2020.*
Possible careers include:
Students who successfully complete a master’s degree may have the opportunity to continue their education by enrolling in a humanities doctoral degree program. A doctoral degree may provide students with advanced research and study in their chosen concentration, possibly leading to a career in academia.
*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook