The School of Humanities and Social Sciences is the cornerstone of St. Mary’s University’s liberal arts and Marianist education. With more than 20 disciplines to choose from, the school is the largest on campus. Both broad and in-depth, the school’s program offerings range from the technically oriented fields to the most creative specialties.

The school prides itself on its levels of engagement and citizenship, with students and professors who are valuable leaders in their local communities. In an environment that fosters fellowship, understanding, and real-world problem solving, students learn to adapt to change and apply practical tools to global issues.

The Graduate Studies programs at St. Mary’s University offers students many possibilities for study and professional growth.



A Scholarly Pilgrimage


Teresa Van Hoy, Ph.D.

History Professor Teresa Van Hoy, Ph.D., began what she thinks of as her “scholarly pilgrimage” in June 2011 when she became O’Connor Chair of the History of Hispanic Texas and the Southwest.

As the O’Connor Chair, Van Hoy has two years of release time for writing a book and lecturing both on and off campus while focusing ...