Human Sciences

Human Sciences Degree Revamped for Today’s Society

The Master of Arts in human sciences was the first program the Hood College Graduate School offered when it opened in 1971. The program today delivers a relevant and versatile approach to the study of human nature as it relates to contemporary society.

This program can provide existing career enhancement as well as a stimulating path for lifelong learners. Extending liberal arts to the graduate level, the human sciences master’s degree challenges students to develop a deeper understanding and broader perspective of the human experience and the world. Faculty scholars and adjunct instructors strengthen the unique interdisciplinary curriculum with extensive research, professional experience and teaching expertise.

With its intense focus on critical thinking, research, analysis, problem solving and communication skills, the program has ready application in many facets of career, community and personal life. The degree can provide career enhancement opportunities in fields such as education, community health, government, community service, human resources, the juvenile justice system, community organizing and the media.

Students may choose from two paths to the master’s degree—30 credits plus a comprehensive exam or 36 credits including a thesis. A wide variety of electives accommodate multiple interests and goals.

Evening and accelerated weekend classes and summer sessions mean even part-time students can complete the degree in less than two years.

For admission requirements and additional information, visit

Leave a Reply