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Master of Humanities and Master of Social Science Program

Campus Box:
P.O. Box 173364, Campus Box 127,
Denver, CO 80217-3364

Physical location:
1201 Larimer Street, Room 3203
Phone: (303) 315-3565
Fax: (303) 315-3569


Master of Humanities/ Master of Social Sciences Program


Are you the sort of person who sees the world from multiple perspectives? Do you wonder if you'll ever find others who want to know what the connections are between philosophy and science or art and political action or medicine and ethics? Do you need flexibility in your graduate plans?

The Master of Humanities and Master of Social Science programs (MHMSS) at the University of Colorado Denver welcome students whose interests are diverse, who want to look at ideas in varied modes. Both the MH and the MSS programs, offer students the opportunity to take courses from multiple disciplines at UCD and craft a study plan that bridges the traditional boundaries of a university's departments. Through this interdisciplinary curriculum they develop innovative thinking and special, critical and analytic skills to prepare them for a rapidly changing world.

Consider the Master of Humanities or Master of Social Science program at UCD: The best UCD offers, under one umbrella.


Student Spotlight​ 

Lindsay Miller is one of our Master of Social Science students who is working with an amazing organization called "The Body Positive".  ​The Body positive is a non-profit organization based in Berkeley, California. On September 20th and 21st, Lindsay brought in The Body Positive to host a two day workshop for students and faculty interested in becoming Body Positive Leaders on our campus. Following this workshop, the participants will launch an 8-week long Body Positive Leadership Group.  The goal of Lindsay's project is to create a body positive campus culture to support students of all sizes in having a healthy relationship with their bodies and food. The Body Positive's Mission is to transform people's beliefs about beauty, health, and identity, freeing them to live balanced, joyful, and purposeful lives.  The result is a growing national movement of healthy, confident individuals contributing to positive change in the world. Click here​ to see a few of the photos taken at the Leadership Training workshop.

​Tara Hedberg is one of our Master of Humanities students who is writing her Master's project about the culturally constructed practices that have developed around the issue of infertility. Tara creates a story about a couple trying to conceive and the often humorous and poignant interactions they have with doctors, family, and friends.  Tara's play is a comedy which comprises a portion of her master project. It premiered at the Boulder International Fringe Festival on September 18th, 2014.  Click here to check out the flyer and a few upcoming dates this weekend for her comedy!


News and Events

Travel Award Application

Please see the "MHMS​S Important Documents" tab to apply for the Graduate  Travel Fund offered to assist students with costs in attending conferences.

MHMSS 3rd Annual Fall Essay Contest

If you are a current MHMSS student in good standing, consider submitting a paper you have written as a graduate student in the MHMSS Program.  Cash prizes will be awarded.

Please visit the MHMSS Events page for more details

Denver's RedLine Art and Urban Laboratory

MHMSS is excited to announce its new institutional relationship with Denver's RedLine Art and Urban Laboratory ( This new partnership between one of Denver's leading arts organizations creates opportunities for MHMSS students to intern for credit, attend MHMSS program events at RedLine, and join the shared mission and vision of our two institutions: To work for social progress and change in our city through creativity and engagement.