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Lori Anne Ferrell

Dean, School of Arts & Humanities
Director, Early Modern Studies Program
Director, Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards

The School of Arts & Humanities at Claremont Graduate University is a place where great conversations become innovative concepts, where you’ll collaborate with fellow students and faculty who are as passionate about your field as you are. It’s a community of scholars devoted to cutting-edge scholarship and research that will expand your thinking and build a strong foundation to pursue a career in the arts and humanities.

The disciplines of Art, Music, Arts Management, Applied Women’s Studies, Cultural Studies, English, History, Philosophy, and Religion are taught in the School of Arts & Humanities, culminating in a unique educational environment designed to promote disciplinary depth and flexibility. Our renowned faculty, many of whom hold appointments across multiple departments, mentor students through their studies with one-on-one advising. Small seminar-style classes allow students to get to know their peers and professors and receive individualized attention and feedback on academic progress.

The school’s devotion to both theory and practice cultivates the skills and knowledge you’ll need for a remarkable career. Our extensive curricular offerings encourage interdisciplinary study and feature an applied component unusual in the humanities and unique to the academy. Permeable program boundaries and multiple areas of concentration let you customize a course of study that best suits your personal and career aspirations. We’re also pioneering new courses of study, such as the first Women’s Studies in Religion program in the United States.

At SAH, you’ll take what you learn into the world. We sponsor weekly community forums, guest lecture series, and annual conferences that allow you to share your academic research and rub elbows with leading scholars in the field. We also work closely with the Career Development Office and Office of Alumni Engagement to offer early career guidance, relevant career planning workshops, and opportunities to meet our extensive network of successful alumni.

Graduate school provides opportunities for personal growth and acquisition of knowledge. Here you’ll find both. We hope you’ll reach out to discover more.


Lori Anne Ferrell
Dean, School of Arts & Humanities

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