“MMUF is singular in the depth of its commitment to research in the humanities and humanistic social sciences, and in its robust support of scholars that stretches from the undergraduate years to the early years in the professoriate.”

~ Lee Bynum, Associate Director of MMUF, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Fields of Study

College of Arts & Sciences

Africana Studies
American Studies
Chicana and Chicano Studies
Communications (Media Studies)
English & Literature
Foreign Languages and Literatures
Latin American Studies
Political Science
Religious Studies
Spanish and Portuguese
Women’s Studies

College of Fine Arts

Art History
Film, Cinema and media Studies (Theoretical focus)
Musicology, Ethnomusicology and Music Theory
Performance Studies (Theoretical focus)
Theatre (Theoretical focus)

University College

Integrative Studies*
Liberal Arts*
Native American Studies

Honors College

Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts*


*Students pursuing interdisciplinary degrees may be eligible if a core discipline is an included field and the Mellon Foundation approves the course of study in advance.