Graduate School

           Mission             Degree            Admission            Catalog             Fellowships

Humanities Institute is a distance education graduate school in California and all Instruction is tuition-free for the students.


The mission of the Humanities Institute is to train research-oriented scholars under the guidance of our faculty, in advanced studies of Literature and Civilization.


                                           Doctor of Arts in Humanities

 The Graduate programs are designed for individuals who would like to continue their studies in interdisciplinary Humanities after their Bachelor's degree. The students explore specific areas, topics, or themes of study in a way that is in-depth, personalized, and which allows one-on-one guidance from world-respected experts. The Doctor of Arts program allows the student to assemble a personalized plan of study as a customized degree plan under the guidance of a lead professor and to select courses that align with the student’s interests. Students entering the program with a Master's degree are required to take 60 credits.

                                                     Certificates                                         Credits    
                                                     Civilizations                                                 45
                                                     Dissertation                                                 15
                                                     General Exam                                                0

                                                     Total                                                                 60



Primary Admission Requirement
Completion of the Master's degree from an accredited college or university is required to be admitted to HI. 

How to Apply for Admission to the Institute?
Students must review the HI catalog and send the following documents through e-mail to the Admissions Office at

1. A Curriculum Vitae that includes demographic information, past educational and work experience.
2. An autobiographical narrative about yourself and your interest in studying in the field of Humanities.
3. Transcripts.

The applicant must arrange to have official transcripts sent to the Admissions office.

 International applicants will be required to have their transcripts evaluated by one of the following U.S. agencies and have their evaluation directly sent to Humanities Institute.



Please review the Humanities Institute's catalog for details about the Institute, faculty, degree, courses, admissions, policies, and procedures.

                                        PREDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

Humanities Institute is currently inviting applications for fully-funded doctoral fellowships that include a stipend to join our certificate and the Doctoral program in Humanities.  Stipends will be  $ 30,000. for the Doctoral program.  We particularly welcome proposals addressing:

a)   Interdisciplinary and comparative analysis in World Civilizations;
b)   Life History, Oral History, Life Writing applications in Humanities.