In 2008, the departments of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies joined together to create the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies (SHPRS), an academic unit of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Under the leadership of Matthew Delmont, the current director of the school, we continue to advance the university’s goals of excellence, access and impact.

We are the largest humanities-based trans-disciplinary research and teaching school at ASU. Our degree programs have grown to include Jewish Studies and Asia Studies. We continue to strengthen as we create meaningful research and new programs that add value to our students’ individual paths and to our common goal of understanding our past, present and future.