Online Doctoral Degrees in Humanities

An online doctoral degree in humanities may equip individuals with comprehensive, in-depth education in areas such as art, history, philosophy, and religion. In this three to five-year program, students may gain expertise in cultural legacy, historical artifacts, and philosophical and religious thought. Possible areas of concentration may include anthropology, religious studies, and humanities and culture.

Upon graduation, students may seek employment in their chosen area of concentration. Doctoral-level graduates may gain employment in post-secondary education, historical societies, and public service.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree at minimum
  • Program Length: Three to five years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Employment
  • Projected Employment Growth: 17% (2010-2020)*

Program Concentrations

An online doctoral-level humanities degree program may consist of a set of core classes in the students chosen area of concentration alongside dissertation research courses. Students may take courses such as hermeneutics, cultural metaphors, interdisciplinary theory and methods. Possible areas of concentration for a doctoral degree in humanities may include the following:

  • Religious Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Ethical and Creative Leadership
  • Humanities and Culture
  • Public Policy and Social Change
  • History
  • Anthropology

Career Options

Doctoral-level graduates may gain employment in education, government agencies, social service organizations, and political leadership. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities in post-secondary education are projected to increase by 17% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • Historian
  • College Professor
  • Anthropologist
  • Archeologist
  • Religious Scholar

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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