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  • Orientation welcome event

    Enrollment skyrockets for MELD program

    The McMaster English Language Development Diploma (MELD) has just welcomed its second cohort into the program, with more than double the number of students.

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  • Harmony class touchscreen interface

    New Technology Transforming Harmony Classes

    Networked digital pianos and tailor made instructor interface is changing the way that harmony class is taught in the School of the Arts.

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  • LR-Wilson

    New L.R. Wilson Chair

    The new L.R. Wilson Chair in Canadian History says its time for historians to join the public dialogue

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  • slider-fitzhenry-opening

    Fitzhenry Studio and Atrium Opens

    The new Dr. Robert and Andrée Rhéaume Fitzhenry Studios and Atrium opens to students for the first time.

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  • Image of the exterior of the L.R. Wilson Liberal Arts Building

    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.