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ML - Master of Letters (M.Litt.)

Program Title

Master of Letters

Program Type


Degree Designation



Program Description

Effective prior to 2011

Modifications Made to Curriculum: Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Fall 2021

The interdisciplinary Arts and Letters program recognizes that in the contemporary world, a thorough grounding in the humanities offers the necessary intellectual and personal development for individuals to stay informed about timely issues—and timeless speculations—emerging throughout the world.

Advanced Research

In consultation with an adviser, students in the program may choose to write a Master’s thesis based on scholarly primary research or may choose to complete a non-thesis, coursework-only track.

Free Form Requisites

Degree Requirements

Students in the Master of Letters program complete 33 credit hours from Arts and Letters listings, as well as approved courses from other Caspersen or Theological School programs.

I. Required Course (3 credits)

  • course - Liberal Studies: What They Are, What They Do

II. Electives (27 credits)

Taken from existing Arts and Letters courses, as well as courses from the Caspersen School or Theological School with approval by Program Director.

III. Advanced Study (3 credits)

Thesis Track:

  • course - Master Project/Thesis

Coursework-Only Track:

  • One additional elective from existing Arts and Letters courses