Humanities Graduate Programs & Humanities Graduate Schools
Humanities graduate programs generally concern themselves with the human condition. Asking and attempting to answer some of life’s biggest questions – Why are we here? What makes us human? How do we make a difference? Most humanities programs take an interdisciplinary approach, drawing from a variety of fields that may include art, classics, history, language, literature, philosophy, and religion. Some humanities degrees will encourage drawing broadly from many of these fields while others will encourage specialization and allow students to customize their program of study.
While there are some PhD in Humanities programs available, more schools offer a Master of Arts in Humanities, often emphasizing interdisciplinary studies. The MA Humanities degree could prepare a student interested in community involvement or leadership roles in his or her organization, particularly in the non-profit sector. Students interested in teaching and research may find a doctoral program a better fit for their interests.
You should consider different graduate humanities program formats available depending on what would best suit your needs. Some graduate programs in humanities may be part-time while others require a full-time commitment. An online program at a humanities graduate school may be best if you are looking for convenience while a campus option may be better if you want the face-to-face discussions and experience that many crave for a humanities degree.
You can filter your search by location to find a graduate school of humanities near you or worldwide. You can also search by degree level to find masters, doctoral or certificates in humanities.
- Brattleboro, VTBrattleboro, VT
Union Institute and University
Union Institute & University’s doctoral program plays a distinctive role in American higher education. Grounded in humanistic inquiry...
- Cincinnati, OH
- Sacramento, CA
- Los Angeles, CA
- Cincinnati, OH
- North Miami Beach, FL
California State University, Northridge
CSUN's mind-expanding Humanities program is for college graduates of any age, area of expertise, or stage in their careers who want to become more innovative as problem-solvers and leaders in their communities and workplaces.
- San Francisco, CASan Francisco, CA
California Institute of Integral Studies
MA Program and PhD Programs will support you in acquiring knowledge in a broad array of Asian cultural and philosophical contexts.
- New Brunswick, NJNew Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers University of New Jersey
The Program in Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies (CHAPS) emphasizes the development of a broad understanding of heritage contexts and policies along with development of professional skills.
- Chicago, ILChicago, IL
Loyola University Chicago
The Digital Humanities program combines theoretical and practical courses, but its aims are ultimately practical and...
- Brooklyn, NYBrooklyn, NY
The Performance and Performance Studies (P+PS) MFA program seeks dedicated, interdisciplinary students determined to delve deeply into the field of performance studies and art practice in one program.
- Edinburgh, United KingdomEdinburgh, United Kingdom
University of Edinburgh
Mediterranean Archaeology (Taught MSc)
Our MSc in Mediterranean Archaeology allows you to explore this culturally rich and varied region by time period, geographical areas and themes...
- Edinburgh, United Kingdom
- Rochester, NYRochester, NY
University of Rochester
The field of Medical Humanities uses the perspectives and tools of humanities and arts disciplines to study the human contexts of healthcare.
- Ann Arbor, MIAnn Arbor, MI
University of Michigan
The Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan is a five-year doctoral program that emphasizes the international and interdisc...
- Dayton, OHDayton, OH
Wright State University
The Master of Humanities program in the College of Liberal Arts provides opportunities for interdisciplinary study for students who wish to pursue ind...
- Stanford, CAStanford, CA
- Richardson, TXRichardson, TX
University of Texas At Dallas
The Graduate Program in Humanities fosters integrated study and practice of the arts, literature, history, and philosophy.
- North York, ONNorth York, ON
With over 6000 students in over 60 Masters & Doctoral Programs, York University is the 2nd largest graduate school in Ontario...
- Madison, WIMadison, WI
University of Wisconsin - Madison
The Department of Hebrew & Semitic Studies teaches Hebrew as a classical and living language and provides the opportunity to study the literature and thought of the cultures based on the language, including biblical Israel, Second Temple Judaism, rabbin...
- New York City, NYNew York City, NY
City University Of New York, The Graduate Center
Digital Humanities is offered as a track within the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program (MALS).
- Tallahassee, FLTallahassee, FL
Florida State University
Freie Universitat Berlin
East European Studies offers in-depth knowledge of a variety of aspects concerning the region that is needed for employment with East European context...
- Atlanta, GAAtlanta, GA
Clark Atlanta University
- Cleveland, OHCleveland, OH
The Liberal Studies program seeks to develop critical thinking skills that prepare students for a lifetime of learning.
- Utrecht, NetherlandsUtrecht, Netherlands
The Research Master's programme in Historical and Comparative Studies of the Sciences and Humanities offers students thorough training in the history...
- Coventry, United KingdomCoventry, United Kingdom
University of Warwick
- Tokushima, JapanTokushima, Japan
University of Tokushima, The
- Cincinnati, OHCincinnati, OH
The Master of Arts programs in humanities is available for part time or full time students. Graduate assistantships and grants are available.
- Dublin, IrelandDublin, Ireland
Dublin City University
The programme draws on the expertise and experience of the School of Communications' academic staff in communication.
- Timisoara, RomaniaTimisoara, Romania
University of the West
The Faculty of Letters, History and Theology is one of the four elite faculties of this kind in Romania, having 23 partnerships with similar faculties...