48 months
20442 USD/year
20442 USD/year
12322 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Major in Humanities is a flexible program offered at the Montclair State University that gives students tremendous choice in designing their own course of study. Students take four required courses, including a research-based seminar, and a series electives in history, religion, philosophy, literature, and art and music history.


Key facts:

  • The major in Humanities critically examines the culture, ideas, and values of earlier cultures, western and non-western, both in their original time periods and as they have been appropriated and transformed by later ages. In particular, the program seeks to develop a critical awareness of how the classical past has been utilized as a symbol or an ideal by modern cultures, including American, and how western culture has developed its own particular views about itself as being distinctly different from non-western cultures.
  • The major offered at the Montclair State University is especially recommended for students who have a broad interest in the liberal arts either for their own sake or as preparation for business and the professions. The Humanities program is unique in allowing students the opportunity to select a wide spectrum of courses from a multiplicity of different disciplines (history, literature, philosophy, religious studies, art history, music history).


Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Montclair State University is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Montclair State University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • General Humanities
  • Mythology
  • Senior Humanities Seminar 
  • Women, Gender, and Sexuality in the Ancient World
  • Selected Topics in Ancient History (Greece, Rome, W. Asia, N. Africa, Europe)
  • Imagine Medieval and Early Modern Women
  • The City in Antiquity 
  • Alexander the Great: Legend and Legacy 
  • The Roman Republic
  • Cleopatra
  • The Roman Empire
  • Selected Topics in Mediterranean Archaeology
  • Field Methods in Mediterranean Archaeology
  • Africa in Classical Antiquity 
  • Roman Law 
  • Medieval European Civilization 
  • Age of Renaissance, 
  • Greek Civilization
  • Roman Civilization

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee: After you submit the application, you will see instructions for paying the $65 non-refundable application fee on the status page of your application portal.
  • Your official secondary school transcripts need to be evaluated (document evaluation) by any accredited foreign credential evaluation service. 
  • International students whose primary language is not English, must show proof of English Language Proficiency as outlined below. 
  • Personal Statement/ Essay and resume/ List of Co-Curricular Activities
  • Letter of Recommendation: Submit  recommendation letter from a guidance counselor or teacher.
  • I-20 Application

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    20442 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10221 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    20442 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10221 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12322 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6161 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Montclair

1673 - 4118 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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