Putting the humanities to work

The Caspersen School of Graduate Studies has an extraordinary configuration of 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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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.

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. 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.

Master of Arts in Teaching

The Master of Arts in Teaching program leads to an M.A.T. degree and dual provisional teaching certification Teacher of Students with Disabilities and Elementary Education or Secondary Education in Art, Biology, Chemistry, English, French, Italian, Math, Music, Physics, Spanish, Social Studies, or Theatre Arts. 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.

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 and Atlantic Healthcare Systems, leads to a Master of Medical Humanities or Doctor of Medical Humanities, as well as Certificates in Medical Humanities and Research Ethics. Learn more.

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. Learn more.