We are passionate about graduate education within the divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS). With 26 graduate degrees, AHSS offers an impressive array of study, research, faculty and fellow peers. In our interdisciplinary, highly collaborative environment, we strive to create strong partnerships, support and learning opportunities for our entire graduate community.
Students from a variety of backgrounds pursue graduate education in our divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Though they may study vastly different disciplines, from media, film and journalism studies to economics, our students understand that graduate level work will prepare them for exciting careers in their chosen fields. They recognize that the skills learned during their degree programs will be invaluable assets throughout their careers.
"I chose to study at the graduate level because I believe that if you want to do interesting work, you need to show to employers that you can learn independently and solve complex problems. Graduate school is a great place to do that," — Brian Fahey, (MA '11, economics), Financial Advisor-Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.
To encourage and empower both prospective and current students, the University of Denver offers support at the departmental, divisional and university levels. We understand that the journey to graduation has multiple steps. We support you from first exploration to completion of your degree.
In partnership with our individual departments, the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences dean's office provides logistical and practical assistance as you begin your journey here at the University of Denver:
- Eleanor McNees, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Faculty Development and Research, provides vision and support for AHSS graduate study initiatives, programs, and research. She works closely with faculty and higher administration to facilitate ongoing graduate education.
- Our graduate student services manager, Kristy Firebaugh, serves as a liaison to AHSS graduate students, departments, and central administration. She is available to answer questions regarding applications, program options, matriculation, policy concerns and to guide you through many graduate processes. She is also able to connect you with individual departments to further explore a particular degree program.