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Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (AHSS)


Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences


When you choose an AHSS education, you are saying "yes" to learning the skills of critical thinking, communication and writing, all of which will prepare you for a lifetime of learning and career success.

AHSS has produced world-class artists, musicians and scholars. Will you be next?


School of Art and Art History
Lamont School of Music


Communication Studies
Languages & Literatures
Media, Film & Journalism Studies
Political Science
Religious Studies
Sociology & Criminology

Other Areas of Study

Asian Studies 
Center for Judaic Studies
Cultural and Critical Studies
Emergent Digital Practices

Gender and Women's Studies 
Intercultural Global Studies
Socio-legal Studies  
Urban Studies 


Judaic Studies

The Center for Judaic Studies advances knowledge of Jewish history, thought and culture. Students can take the Center's courses to earn a minor or concentration in Judaic Studies.

Public Policy Studies

Students taking courses within the Institute for Public Policy Studies explore and discuss new ideas about American society's most critical issues. In addition to offering graduate and undergraduate degrees, the Institute provides seminars, forums and publications.

Journalism & New Media

The Estlow International Center for Journalism and New Media funds graduate and undergraduate research projects that explore how traditional journalism is changing in the digital age. The Center also holds annual summits and showcases.

Language & Cultural Studies

Work with tutors, learn languages outside a normal classroom setting and take summer-long, interactive language courses through the Center for World Languages and Cultures. Access research and learn about the Center's partnership with AHSS' Languages and Literatures program.


The Publishing Institute is an intensive, full-time, four-week, graduate-level course devoted to all aspects of book publishing.