University of Texas at El Paso Academic Catalog

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College of Liberal Arts

In 1942, the History Department, a component of today's College of Liberal Arts, awarded UTEP's first master's degree. Since then, most of the departments in the College have developed graduate programs. Master of Arts (MA) programs are available in Art with options in Art Education and Studio Art, Communication, English, History, Linguistics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Teaching, and Theatre Arts. The Department of Music offers the Master of Music (MM) degree with options in Performance and Music Education. The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) is the degree offered by the Department of Creative Writing. In September 1993, the first students began course work in the PhD program in Psychology-- the first doctoral degree program in Liberal Arts. In September 1999, the first students entered the PhD in History, and in August 2004, a PhD in English with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition began.

Students wishing to expand their knowledge in areas outside their previous training or present profession can pursue the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS). Students in this program take MAIS courses that emphasize cross-disciplinary approaches, and are encouraged to pursue an individualized course of study designed to further their particular interdisciplinary interests.

Also offered is a joint UTEP-UT Austin doctorate with a concentration in Border Studies. Students in this program can complete much of their coursework in residence at UTEP, with the doctoral degree awarded by UT Austin. For more information on this program, students should consult the Graduate School section, under Cooperative Programs.

Dean

Dr. Denis O'Hearn

Associate Dean

Dr. Maria Cristina Morales

Dr. Maryse Jayasuriya

Crystal Herman

Professor

Denis O'Hearn
Contact Information: daohearn@utep.edu;
Education: Ph D, University of Michigan

College of Liberal Arts (Dean's Office)

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Programs

Master of Arts

Master of Arts in Leadership Studies

Certificate

Communication

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Programs

Master of Arts

Creative Writing

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Programs

Master of Fine Arts

Criminal Justice

Programs

Master of Defense and Strategic Studies

Master of Science

Certificate

English

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Programs

Master of Arts

Master of Arts in Teaching

Doctor of Philosophy

Certificate

History

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Programs

Master of Arts

Doctor of Philosophy

Certificate

Languages and Linguistics

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Programs

Master of Arts

Certificate

Music

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Programs

Master of Music

Philosophy

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Programs

Master of Arts

Political Science and Public Administration

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Programs

Master of Arts

Graduate Certificate

Psychology

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Programs

Master of Arts

Doctor of Philosophy

Certificate

Sociology and Anthropology

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Programs

Master of Arts

College of Liberal Arts

The University of Texas at El Paso
Liberal Arts Room 343
500 W. University Ave.
El Paso, Texas 79968

Email: collegeofliberalarts@utep.edu
Phone: 915.747.5666

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