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Understanding the world around us, past and present, is essential to a well-rounded education and a meaningful life.

Prospective Undergraduate Students 


Want to make a difference and earn a living doing what you love? Then the College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU) is the place for you!


You’ll immerse yourself in the great ideas of literary, artistic and cultural history, and, in the process, develop your creativity, critical and analytical thinking, problem solving and communication skills—qualities crucial for any career. Our graduates represent the next generation of artists, entrepreneurs, diplomats, archivists, journalists, entertainers, scholars, educators, lawyers, doctors and more.


We’re committed to extending the learning experience beyond the classroom. Learn to connect curriculum, career and community in ways that will help you develop life-long skills through our new initiative, Be Worldwise. Get Worldready. With special opportunities such as living-learning programs, study abroad, internships and engaged research, you’ll confidently state “I AM ARHU!”


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Prospective Graduate Students

Before deciding to apply to the University of Maryland Graduate School, it is important to carefully consider what program will be best suited to your academic and/or professional interests. For more information, contact a departmental graduate studies director. 

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