Application Requirements

MAPH office

Each year, the Master of Arts Program in the Humanities (MAPH) welcomes a cohort of 100-120 students with varying academic and professional interests, an unusual mix of life experience, and significant academic promise.

Application Deadlines

Round Deadline Admission Decision Notification
Round 1 January 6, 2020 March 2020
Round 2 April 30, 2020 June 2020
BA/MA February 15, 2020 April 2020

Application Requirements

All MAPH applicants must submit the following materials:

  • Online graduate application.
  • Statement of academic purpose (No more than 1000 words, single spaced).
  • Critical writing sample (10-15 pages).
  • Three letters of recommendation from previous academic instructors.
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions.
  • $90 non-refundable application fee.
  • International applicants may need to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score. Learn more about additional application requirements for international applicants.

Additional Application Requirements


Students in The College may be eligible to participate in a BA/Master of Arts in the Humanities degree. Please refer to The College website for more information about the application process.

Classical Languages

Applicants interested in the Classics Option must submit the above materials and a list of the Greek and Latin texts that they have read in the original, as well as all such texts they plan to read before matriculation.

Creative Writing

Applicants interested in the Creative Writing Option must submit the above materials and an additional creative writing sample. The creative writing sample should be written in the proposed genre of study.

Two-Year Language Option

Applicants interested in the Two-Year Language Option (TLO) must submit the above materials and a supplemental document. In the supplement, applicants should indicate why they are interested in the TLO and what langauge(s) they plan to study.