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    Oct 22, 2020  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Liberal Arts, M.A.


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Priority Admission Application Deadlines: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors

Concentrations:

Africana Studies
American Studies
Film Studies
Florida Studies
Humanities
Social and Political Thought

Also offered as a Bachelor’s/Master’s Pathway

Contact Information

College: Arts and Sciences
Departments:
Humanities and Cultural Studies
School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies

Contact Information: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors


The Master of Arts offers students an opportunity to study from an interdisciplinary perspective the ideas and works that have shaped world culture. Six program concentrations are available: Africana Studies, American Studies, Film Studies, Florida Studies, Humanities, Social and Political Thought.

Admission Information

Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

  • GRE Recommended.
  • Writing Sample
  • Personal Statement
  • Letters of Recommendation are recommended
  • Students must select a concentration at the time of application

Curriculum Requirements


Total Minimum Hours- 33

  • Core requirements – 6 Credit hours
  • Concentration – 9 Credit hours
  • Electives – 12 Credit hours
  • Thesis / Non-Thesis Project – 6 hours

Core Requirements (6 Credit Hours)


Concentration Requirements


Students select from the following concentrations:

Africana Studies Concentration (9 Credit Hours)


American Studies Concentration (9 Credit Hours)


Film Studies Concentration (9 Credit Hours)*


*Students entering the MA program from the USF BA in Humanities, Film Studies Concentration, who have already taken these courses at the undergraduate level may have these requirements waived and will instead complete graduate electives in place of HUM 6586 , HUM 6583 , and HUM 6584 .

Florida Studies Concentration


Students choose nine credit hours from the following list of courses:

Humanities Concentration (9 Credit Hours)


Students select 6 hours from the following:

Social and Political Thought Concentration (9 Credit Hours)


Electives (12 Credit Hours)


Students complete 12 credit hours of electives selected from a menu of courses approved by the Program Director.

Thesis/Non-Thesis (6 Credit Hours Minimum)


Students choose a thesis or non-thesis option.

Thesis


A minimum of six (6) credit hours is required.

Non-Thesis


Additional six (6) hours of graduate coursework at the 6000-level, selected in consultation with the Graduate Director.

Comprehensive Exam


For students in the thesis option, successful submission and defense of the thesis proposal or final thesis serves in lieu of the Comprehensive Exam. For students in the non-thesis option, successful submission and defense of a capstone project proposal serves in lieu of the Comprehensive Exam.

Bachelor’s/Master’s Pathway


Also available as a Bachelor’s/Master’s Pathway  

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