Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

Creative and Critical Thinking Thrive Here

Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

Supporting the Whole Student at Every Step

Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

A Rich Array of Artistic and Educational Experiences

Connect with World-Class Faculty:
Close Mentorships. Inspiring Research.

Take your passion for the arts, humanities, or social sciences to the next level with our specialized graduate degree programs. Build rewarding mentoring relationships with world-class faculty. Conduct insightful research. Pursue fulfilling assistantships and internships. Learn from inspiring thought leaders at the center of academic excellence in South Florida.

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Why Is the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters Your Best Choice?

In addition to excellence in academics, our faculty members are actively involved in research and creative production. We’re home to award-winning authors, Fulbright scholars, and critically acclaimed artists and performers – and you’ll have ample opportunities to partner with them in research, creation and performance.

Perform duets with concert virtuosos. Attend archaeology field schools in Sicily and Ecuador. Work in our on-campus commercial recording studio and for a recording label. Help conduct linguistic studies in our multi-cultural community. It’s just a small sampling of what awaits you here.

Completing your FAU graduate degree can also connect you with future employment through internships matched to your objectives and interests. Our graduate students are very highly regarded across the tri-county region and well beyond.

  • 27 programs: Master of Arts, Master of Music, Master in Fine Arts and PhD degrees
  • Financial support, teaching assistantships and internships are available
  • Flexible evening classes

FAU Presents ‘The John O’ Sullivan Memorial Concert: Remembering the 1960s and Woodstock’

Department of History presents “The John O’ Sullivan Memorial Concert: Remembering the 1960s and Woodstock.” The concert will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Kaye Auditorium in FAU’s Student Union,... more

Uncle Vanya
FAU Department of Theatre and Dance Announces 2019-20 Season

FAU’s Department of Theater and Dance has announced its 2019-20 season, opening with “Uncle Vanya” from Friday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Oct. 6 in Studio One Theatre on FAU’s Boca Raton campus at 777 Glades Road.... more

Ana Navarro
Ana Navarro presents - Are You Being Heard: Political Participation and the First Amendment

FAU presents Republican Strategist and Political Commentator Ana Navarro with “Are You Being Heard: Political Participation and the First Amendment.” The lecture and a panel discussion will take place on Wednesday, Sept.... more

Carol Prusa
FAU Presents A Trifecta of Faculty Art Exhibitions

FAU University Galleries will present a “trifecta” of faculty art exhibitions. The first to open will be the “Biennial Faculty Exhibition,” presented in the Schmidt Gallery from Saturday, Sept.14 through Saturday,... more

Ayse Papatya Bucak
Ayse Papatya Bucak Reads from Her Book - The Trojan War Museum

Florida Atlantic University associate professor of English Ayse Papatya Bucak’s latest book, “The Trojan War Museum, and Other Stories” was listed in O, The Oprah Magazine’s “10 August Books You Should Read Right... more

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Alisha Hoath
Alisha Hoath
Studio Art

Alisha is a senior majoring in Studio Art with a focus in sculpture. This summer she interned with NBC Universal's Late Night With Seth Meyers as a general production intern.Read More

Alysha Butler
MA History 2006

Alysha Butler, MA, History, 2006, won the 2019 National History Teacher of the Year Award. She is currently a social studies teacher at McKinley Technology High School in Washington, D.C. The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American...Read More

Robert Rabil
Robert Rabil
Political Science

Robert Rabil, Ph.D. Professor of Political Science, traveled to Lebanon this summer to conduct research on the volatile Lebanon-Israel border. While there, Rabil met with UNIFIL with the intentions of following up and probing...Read More


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