The Prothro-Yeager College of Humanities and Social Sciences offers master’s degrees in English, history, political science and psychology. The college offers preparation for professional careers in teaching and pre-professional training in the law. Graduate assistant and teaching assistant positions are available in these departments, with stipends and scholarship awards that are competitive and comparable to those funded at peer institutions offering graduate degrees in these fields.
The strength of the Prothro-Yeager College of Humanities and Social Sciences lies within its community of teaching scholars. College faculty have received numerous teaching awards and other professional honors in their distinguished careers. Of fifty full time faculty, thirty-four hold doctoral degrees from twenty-nine different major universities across the United States. In all, they have distinguished themselves through a wide range of scholarly achievements, with some 68 books and over 600 published articles, essays, poems, and short stories to their collective credit.