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.
- Cleveland, OHCleveland, OH
The Liberal Studies program seeks to develop critical thinking skills that prepare students for a lifetime of learning.
- Houston, TXHouston, TX
University of Houston - Clear Lake
- Galveston, TXGalveston, TX
University of Texas Medical Branch
Since 1988, the Medical Humanities Graduate Program of UTMB's Institute for the Medical Humanities (IMH) has offered advanced degrees (M.A., Ph.D.) in...
- Rockhampton, AustraliaRockhampton, Australia
Central Queensland University
- Denver, CODenver, CO
University of Colorado Denver
The Master of Humanities and Master of Social Science Program (MHMSS) offers two unique interdisciplinary master degrees for students whose interests transcend the restrictions of traditional university disciplines.
- Denver, CO
- San Francisco, CASan Francisco, CA
San Francisco State University
- Colombo, Sri LankaColombo, Sri Lanka
University of Colombo
- Msida, MaltaMsida, Malta
University of Malta
The Mediterranean Master's in Human Rights and Democratisation is a one year full-time program, allowing graduates to develop the necessary skills to...
- Tilburg, NetherlandsTilburg, Netherlands
People with different cultural, religious and linguistic backgrounds encounter each other in society and in work organisations.
- Cambridge, United KingdomCambridge, United Kingdom
University of Cambridge
With an academic staff composed of some eighty members representing a full range of historical studies, the Faculty of History is one of the largest a...
- Dublin, IrelandDublin, Ireland
University College Dublin
This is a one year examined course, designed for advanced students with or without a previous background in general folkloristics or comparative ethno...
- Fairbanks, AKFairbanks, AK
University of Alaska - Fairbanks
Courses and travel in Alaskan arctic; masters and Ph.D. programs relevant to the North, humanities and social sciences.
- Newport, RINewport, RI
Salve Regina University
Students develop the knowledge, skills and perspective required to analyze and consider the human condition and its dilemmas.
- Umea, SwedenUmea, Sweden
- Seoul, KoreaSeoul, Korea
Seoul National University
- Hong Kong, Hong KongHong Kong, Hong Kong
University of Hong Kong, The
Sheffield Hallam University
The aims of the course are to provide students with a broad theoretical and empirical knowledge about imperialism in its historical and contemporary f...
- Bilbao, SpainBilbao, Spain
Universidad Comercial de Deusto
- Yamaguchi, JapanYamaguchi, Japan
University of East Asia
California State University, Dominguez Hills
The Master of Arts in the Humanities offers a broad interdisciplinary exposure to all of the areas of the Humanities - history, literature, philosophy...
- Carson, NM
- Orlando, FLOrlando, FL
University of Central Florida
The Graduate Certificate in Contemporary Humanities is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on contemporary western and non-western concerns.