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Admission Information & Requirements

Applicants must submit the following:

  • completed application with $40 nonrefundable application fee
  • evidence of a bachelor’s degree with a major in a humanities discipline, such as English, History, Philosophy, Art History, or Comparative Religion, comprising at least 18 credits in the discipline
  • official transcripts of all postsecondary education reflecting a grade point average (overall or in the major) of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • a sample 8- to 10-page critical paper

Preference will be given to applicants demonstrating intermediate proficiency in a second language, as evidenced by either a transcript or credit on a standardized test, such as CLEP. Additionally, preference will be given to applicants interested in completing the language courses while at Marymount in addition to the existing course requirements.

Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions for more information on all admissions-related matters.

Graduate Assistantships and Financial Aid Information
Graduate assistantships provide tuition reimbursement and a living expense stipend. Positions are available for full-time graduate students and require the student to work 20 hours a week in exchange for a waiver of tuition for 9 credits per semester and a small stipend ($1,250 per semester). Marymount University is an AA/EEO employer. See Marymount’s Human Resource Services for specific duties and to apply.

Visit the Office of Financial Aid for more options to finance your education, including scholarships and loans.

Diotoma Scholarship
The Diotima Scholarship is named in honor of Diotima of Manitea, an ancient Greek female seer who features in Plato’s Symposium. This annual scholarship provides a $2,400 award to a graduate student in the Literature, Language, and the Humanities program who has completed at least 9 credits, maintains a 3.5 GPA, and exhibits financial need. Applicants must submit a one-page essay describing the role of the humanities in his/her life.

>> Contact Dr. Tonya Howe for more information