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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.​

North / East Denver Change

This past spring, the students in our Critical Public Humanities course, in collaboration with Dr. Jordan Hill, created a community organization called North / East Denver Change. (  The purpose of the organization is to provide nonpartisan information on the many major redevelopment plans that overlap--and will profoundly impact--North / East Denver. MHMSS students poured countless hours researching for this project as well as translating all their resources into Spanish to create the only widely accessible source of information on Denver’s most politically and economically contested neighborhoods.
Their hard work has not gone unnoticed.  The project has been featured in newspapers such as the Britain's international newspaper, The Guardian, as well as The Westword and the Denverite. You can check out the articles by clicking on the links below.  

Here are the links to the Denverite Articles:


News and Events

New! Consider making a donation to our new Scholarship Fund for our MHMSS students. Click here​

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.

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.