Putting the humanities to work

The Caspersen School of Graduate Studies has an extraordinary configuration of five degree-granting programs.  Even as these programs immerse our students in canons and cultural theory, in pedagogy and content, in writing workshops and in hospital rounds, they put the post-baccalaureate experience of the advanced humanities to work.

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Master of Arts in Teaching

Drew’s program leads to a Master of Arts in Teaching degree and provisional teaching certification in biology, chemistry, English, French, Italian, math, physics, Spanish, social studies, or theater arts. The focus of the program is to train teachers who can prepare students for the challenges of the Global Age. Learn more.

M.F.A. in Poetry

The Master of Fine Arts in Poetry Program is a two-year, low-residency program culminating in a public reading of work. Our faculty includes some of America’s most talented poets mentoring our students of poetry and poetry in translation. Learn more.

Arts & Letters

Arts & Letters is Drew’s long-standing and unique graduate-level liberal studies program.  While Arts & Letters students engage a wide range of disciplines, they may concentrate in areas including writing, history, literature, Irish studies, and global studies. Learn more.

Medical Humanities

Medical Humanities deals with the intersection of human experience, medical practice and scientific technology.  Drew’s program, conducted jointly with Saint Barnabas Medical Center, leads to a Master of Medical Humanities or Doctor of Medical Humanities, as well as Certificates in Medical Humanities and Research Ethics. Learn more.

History & Culture

This interdisciplinary program in modern intellectual and cultural history leads to M.A. and Ph.D. degrees.  The program is designed to give students the knowledge and experience to prepare for both academic careers and non-academic fields. Learn more.