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  • The MELD Book Club meets to discuss another chapter

    Helping international students hone their English language skills

    An extracurricular Book Club is helping international students expand their English-language skills in engaging new ways.

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  • Studio Art students turn trash to treasure in new Makerspace

    Old electronics become new works of media art thanks to the new interdisciplinary ‘Makerspace.’

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  • Humanities Students Recognized for Academic Achievement at 2017 Humanities Awards Ceremony

    The ceremony celebrated the efforts of students across the faculty for their academic and research achievements.

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    Dr. Bannerman and Dr. Kuperman awarded Canada Research Chairs

    Two new research chairs in the Faculty of Humanities are part of $8.9-million in funding awarded to McMaster University.

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  • Photo of Michael Schutz in his MAPLE Lab

    Understanding musical sounds could help build a better hearing aid

    An NSERC Discovery grant of $140,000 over 5 years will help Michael Schutz research how humans perceive natural and artificial sounds.

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  • Image of L.R. Wilson Hall in the autumn.

    New Spaces for the Humanities

    Construction on L.R. Wilson Hall and Fitzhenry Studios and Atrium continue. Find out what these new spaces offer to Humanities students and researchers!

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Message From the Dean

Whether you are interested in Humanities because you love to learn about literature, the arts, history, philosophy, linguistics, or languages or because Humanities is an important stepping stone to a successful career in business, law, medicine, art, music, translation, speech pathology or teaching,

Whether you are looking for the skills that will help you manage in the world we live in, or are looking for the skills to help you imagine how the world could be changed,

I welcome you to Humanities at McMaster.

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  • Undergraduate Programs


    Being a critical-thinking humanist in the 21st century means taking leadership, being creative, and a willingness to question everything. Our program gives students the opportunity to explore and discover the academic program that is right for them. While students in Studio Art and Music focus on their subjects right from the start, most of our students build a unique program in their first year that gives them the flexibility to make an informed decision about their academic career path that is right for them.

    Find out more about our Undergraduate programs.

  • Graduate Programs


    We believe that Graduate students are an essential part of a vibrant academic and research atmosphere. Connecting, discovering, leading – Humanities graduate students are prepared for a range of outcomes. Make the right choice for you with Doctoral, Masters, and Graduate Diploma program streams.

    Find out more about our Graduate programs.