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.
- Cincinnati, OHCincinnati, OH
Union Institute and University
Union Institute & University’s doctoral program plays a distinctive role in American higher education. Grounded in humanistic inquiry...
- Sacramento, CA
- Cincinnati, OH
- Brattleboro, VT
- Los Angeles, CA
- North Miami Beach, FL
- Conway, SCConway, SC
Coastal Carolina University
Welcome to the site of the M.A. in Liberal Studies, designed for students who wish to advance their careers, pursue an intellectual passion, and discover new methods for asking and resolving questions...
Art has the power to educate, motivate, stir emotions and change the heart. Advance your career with studies of modern and traditional art media: websites, film, paintings, photography, sculpture...
- 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.
- 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.
- Charleston, WVCharleston, WV
- San Rafael, CASan Rafael, CA
Dominican University Of California
The MA in Humanities is world-class program recognized for its dynamic and intellectually challenging liberal arts curriculum.
- Provo, UTProvo, UT
Brigham Young University
- New Rochelle, NYNew Rochelle, NY
Iona Graduate Programs...
- Los Angeles, CALos Angeles, CA
University of Southern California
The graduate program combines traditional study of Russian literature and language with a more specialized concentration on such areas as literary the...
- Los Angeles, CA
- London, United KingdomLondon, United Kingdom
Regent's University London
This programme takes a practical, interdisciplinary approach to human rights, with a strong emphasis on experiential learning.
- Claremont, CAClaremont, CA
Claremont Graduate University
Students in the Cultural Studies Department study the nature, origins, production, distribution, and persistence of contemporary and past cultures.
- Berlin, GermanyBerlin, Germany
Institute for Cultural Diplomacy
The Certificate Program in the Implementation of Cultural Diplomacy through the Arts, Music & Cinema is comprised of specialized courses designed to provide participants with core knowledge in the field of Cultural Diplomacy, with a special emphasis on...
- St. John's, NFSt. John's, NF
Memorial University of Newfoundland
The breadth of the humanities as a topic of study poses a challenge filled with both risk and great potential for learning.