United States 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.
- Chicago, ILChicago, IL
Loyola University Chicago
The Digital Humanities program combines theoretical and practical courses, but its aims are ultimately practical and...
- North Miami Beach, FLNorth Miami Beach, FL
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
- Cincinnati, OH
California State University, Northridge
Explore how to live a meaningful life while earning your masters in humanities online. CSUN's MA in Humanities program is designed to help students of all ages and backgrounds become innovative problem solvers and leaders in their workplace and community.
- 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...
- 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.
- Johnson City, TNJohnson City, TN
East Tennessee State University
Appalachian Studies Graduate Certificate
An interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Appalachian Studies...
- Johnson City, TN
- Chicago, ILChicago, IL
University of Illinois at Chicago
The health care environment requires a systems-oriented, inter-professional, and patient-centered approach for optimal patient success.
- Chicago, IL
- Indianapolis, INIndianapolis, IN
The M.A. in philanthropic studies focuses on the why-the social, cultural, political, and economic roles played by philanthropy and nonprofit organiza...
- Villanova, PAVillanova, PA
We are thrilled to announce a brand-new 15-credit post-baccalaureate graduate certificate in Gender and Women’s Studies.
American Public University
The Master of Arts in Humanities is based on the great ideas, works, and thinkers that have defined civilization as embodied in...
- Scranton, PAScranton, PA
The University of Scranton
The University of Scranton is an urban Jesuit school located in northeastern Pennsylvania (USA).The institution enrolls about 5,000 students, 750 of w...
- Marquette, MIMarquette, MI
Northern Michigan University
A customized degree program.
- Tucson, AZTucson, AZ
University of Arizona
History offers an M.A. in Early or Modern Europe, U.S., Latin America, and Asia; and a Ph.D. in the same (minus Asia) with minors in Asia, Comparative...
- Boston, MABoston, MA
The Children's Literature/Library Services to Children (MA/MS) is the first and only dual degree program in the country that prepares students and professionals in library youth and young adult services...
Columbia International University
100% Online The M.A. in ICS prepares you for life, work, and ministry in an ever-changing, culturally diverse world. ...
- 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.
- Wheaton, ILWheaton, IL
The M.A. in Humanitarian & Disaster Leadership (HDL) at Wheaton College prepares the next generation of humanitarian and disaster professionals to lead with faith and humility, utilize evidence-based practice, and serve the most vulnerable and the Church...
- Boulder, COBoulder, CO
The Master of Arts in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism surveys Indian and Tibetan Buddhism with an emphasis on textual and meditative line...
- Merced, CAMerced, CA
University of California - Merced
The graduate emphasis offers individualized, research-based courses of study that explore cultures in both their local manifestations and in a global context.
- New York City, NYNew York City, NY
New York University
The multidisciplinary M.A. program in Visual Culture (Theory) links the critical work of art history, art education, and cinema/media studies to practitioners in the visual arts and new media.
- New York City, NY