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.
- Los Angeles, CALos Angeles, CA
Union Institute and University
Union Institute & University’s doctoral program plays a distinctive role in American higher education. Grounded in humanistic inquiry...
- Brattleboro, VT
- Cincinnati, OH
- North Miami Beach, FL
- Cincinnati, OH
- Sacramento, CA
- 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.
- 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...
- 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.
- 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
- Chadron, NEChadron, NE
Chadron State College
- 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...
- 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...
College of the Humanities and Sciences
The College of the Humanities and Sciences is a Great Books, Great Ideas distance learning college that offers undergraduate and graduate education in...
- 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.
- Cleveland, OHCleveland, OH
The Liberal Studies program seeks to develop critical thinking skills that prepare students for a lifetime of learning.
- 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
- Tampa, FLTampa, FL
University of South Florida
The Master of Arts in Liberal Arts is an interdisciplinary, interdepartmental program that offers students an opportunity to study the ideas and works that have shaped world culture.
- 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...
- 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.
- 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...
- 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
- Atlanta, GAAtlanta, GA
Clark Atlanta University
- Villanova, PAVillanova, PA
We are thrilled to announce a brand-new 15-credit post-baccalaureate graduate certificate in Gender and Women’s Studies.