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Earn Your MA in Humanities Online

Discover the roots of humankind, taking an academic journey in the Great Books tradition, by enrolling in the online Master of Arts in Humanities at American Public University (APU). You will explore the greatest philosophers, literature, societies, and works of art that defined civilization—tracing the human condition from antiquity through pop culture.

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and classes start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule. Ask us about transfer credit opportunities to help you save time and money in completing your degree.

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Tuition for master’s degrees and graduate certificates. We offer many grant options. These grants represent a savings on our standard tuition rate. Request information to learn more.

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For master's programs with APU’s Preferred Military Rate for eligible students.

Entrance Exams

No GRE®, GMAT™, or other standardized test scores required. Classes start monthly.

Application Fee

There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

Affordable Ebooks

Some master's-level courses provide no-cost ebooks to minimize your expenses.

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Why You Should Earn This Master's From APU

Timeless Value

Through the prism of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, you explore the evolution of the human race. Readings, reflection, and assignments will challenge you to exercise advanced research, writing, critical thinking, and creative problem solving.

Scholarly Insight

Your academic expedition will be guided by expert faculty bringing their real-world experience as published authors and accomplished scholars to your learning.

No Entrance Exams

Begin your studies quickly. This MA in Humanities requires no GRE® entrance exam, and the program starts monthly, putting you in control.

Collaborative Learning

You will study alongside APU’s unique group of working professional students representing service-driven communities such as military, public service, healthcare, and government.

Helping You Save on Your Master's

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military families, (parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents) are eligible for the Preferred Military Rate of $250/credit hour for undergraduate and $290/credit hour for master’s-level courses. The Preferred Military Rate, which is applied automatically, supersedes all other university grants and special rates, and cannot be combined with any other special promotions.

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