The Caspersen School of Graduate Studies offers several different degree programs in the humanities with different application processes. To learn more about applying to the program of your choice, please follow the links below:

Arts & Letters

The Arts and Letters program offers graduate-level interdisciplinary studies that explore the foundation and development of civilization in relationship to contemporary societies. Degrees offered: Master of Letters (M.Litt.) and Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.).

Conflict Resolution & Leadership

The Certificate in Conflict Resolution & Leadership is an interdisciplinary program which combines the value of humanities based study with real life experience. The C.R.L. Certificate program is designed to aid professionals with skills in mediation and conflict transformation.

History & Culture M.A./Ph.D.

The History and Culture program concentrates on the intellectual and cultural history of modern Europe and America. It trains its students both for careers in academia and for related nonacademic work in publishing, cultural journalism, museums, and philanthropy. It offers MA and PhD degrees in History, though its faculty is drawn from a wide range of disciplines.  And it particularly encourages innovative methodological approaches to the study of the past.

Master of Arts in Teaching

The Master of Arts in Teaching program leads to an M.A.T. degree and provisional teaching certification in Biology, Chemistry, English, French, Italian, Math, Physics, Spanish, Social Studies, or Theatre Arts.

M.F.A in Poetry & Poetry in Translation

The Drew University Master of Fine Arts in Poetry Program is a two-year, low-residency program for poets and poet translators.  Students hone and develop their talent, as well as gain knowledge of the craft and poetics of contemporary American writers, and writers from other eras and cultures.  The program offers some of America’s most talented poets as faculty mentors who work one-on-one with our students.

Medical Humanities

The Medical Humanities program is designed for health care providers, educators, and interested lay people who wish to engage the science of medicine and the humanistic endeavor of care-giving in a meaningful dialogue. Degrees offered: Certificate of Medical Humanities (C.M.H.), Master of Medical Humanities (M.M.H.), Doctor of Medical Humanities (D.M.H.).

Research Ethics

The Certificate in Research Ethics trains students to be industry-ready researchers while offering refresher training and perspective for professionals in the field.  The program design nurtures a humanistic and ethical approach to research.


M.A/Ph.D. Programs in Religion

M.A/Ph.D. Programs in Religion are located in the Theological School. Learn more.