This program supports educators who are interested in developing greater understanding and expertise in the teaching and learning of the humanities. Within this concentration you will strengthen discipline-specific content knowledge, capacity for teaching humanities, and a greater understanding of how curriculum and instructional approaches can be tailored to foster students’ understanding of concepts and questions about human experience and culture that invite a multidisciplinary response.

Admissions Requirements

  • A Personal Statement
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Unofficial Transcripts (official transcripts required after admission)
  • If international, TOEFL scores
  • Application Fee ($60 domestic application/$80 international) along with the application

Admission to all our graduate programs is competitive and based on multiple criteria, including undergraduate academic record, letters of recommendation, personal statement, evidence of special accomplishments, and relevant past experience. Criteria are considered in the aggregate. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. For more information, contact


  • Fall/Summer Application Deadline: January 10, 9:59pm MST
  • Spring Application Deadline: September 1

For more information about courses and program requirements, visit the CU Boulder Course Catalog