The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in humanities at Salve Regina helps students to cultivate expertise in the humanities and to become interdisciplinary scholars as they pursue doctoral research that bridges disciplines and explores the human condition. The program is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
Our program first began as an interdisciplinary investigation of the question, “What does it mean to be human in an age of advanced technology?” Today, the relationship between humanity and technology remains at the heart of our curriculum.
Students work closely with our faculty to develop a specific research direction for which they integrate knowledge from a variety of fields - art, cultural theory, ethics, history, literature, new media, philosophy, politics and religion - to answer complex questions of human meaning within the context of our modern world.
Building upon their previous studies as well as their professional and personal life experiences, students choose from four areas of inquiry rooted in the scholarly expertise of our faculty, the history of the doctoral program, and the mercy mission of Salve Regina. The area of inquiry is the foundation for the students’ individualized research that culminates in their doctoral dissertation.
With classes offered in the evenings at our Newport campus, our program is designed to meet the time demands of our working students.