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School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Richard Veit, Interim Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Message from the Dean

Greetings from the Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Monmouth University.

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences sits at the heart of Monmouth’s educational mission. We are home to ten departments and four centers or institutes. Our departments include Art and Design, Communication, Criminal Justice, English, History and Anthropology, Music and Theater Arts, Political Science and Sociology, Professional Counseling, Psychology, and World Languages and Cultures and all are home to exceptional faculty. These teacher-scholars are deeply committed to providing our students with a top quality, highly-personalized educational experience that prepares them to be engaged, productive citizens who will have successful careers, and if desired, pursue further study.

Our graduate degrees include MA programs in Addiction Studies, Anthropology, Communication, English, History, the MFA in Creative Writing and the MS degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. These graduate programs balance a commitment to the liberal arts with the practical concerns of achieving gainful employment.

Our institutes and centers include the Center for the Arts, Institute for Global Understanding, Monmouth Polling Institute, and the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music connecting Monmouth to the community and the world. Our academic programs, along with numerous co-curricular activities, clubs, and organizations provide our students with unique educational opportunities.

Monmouth University was founded at the height of the Great Depression to provide local students with opportunities for educational studies unavailable in their local communities. Today, nearly a century later, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences remains committed to providing our students, who today come from all over the globe, with an outstanding education in a supportive and welcoming environment.

If you are interested in more information about our School and its programs, feel free to reach out to me.


Richard Veit, Ph.D. RPA, Interim Dean