Graduate Studies in Humanities & Fine Arts
Humanties and Fine Arts graduate programs at UMass Amherst offer access to top researchers, scholars, and artists; training in extraordinary classrooms and studios; and a diverse environment of collaboration and teamwork that makes our graduate community unlike any other. Graduate studies in HFA are exciting, engaging, and rigorous. Our 14 academic departments each offer opportunities to earn masters/professional degrees, doctoral degrees, graduate certificates, or all three.
Committed to excellence with an emphasis on diversity, our programs attract applicants from every state in the country and from around the world.
These programs offer optimal training in careers as artists, critics, performers, teachers, and writers. Graduate students are priviledged to work closely with diverse and distinguished faculty—many of whom are internationally recognized experts in their fields—and to become experts themselves.
The Graduate School at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
The University of Massachusetts Amherst, founded in 1863 and located in the picturesque Connecticut River Valley, has offered graduate study since 1896, awarding more than 15,200 doctoral and 53,600 master's degrees. With a graduate faculty of 1,400, the Amherst campus is the major research institution in the five-campus university system and offers 47 programs leading to a doctorate and 76 programs toward a master's degree. Enrollment in all graduate programs exceeds 6,300 with an additional 600 nonmatriculated students enrolled in classes.