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  • Students at MELD welcome event in CIBC Hall

    MELD program continues to grow in its fourth year

    New scholarships, additional workshops, writing clinics and extra-curricular opportunities available for students in the McMaster English Language Development program.

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  • Professor Lorraine York

    Lorraine York inducted as Fellow of Royal Society of Canada

    English and Cultural Studies Professor awarded Canada’s highest academic honour.

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  • Integrated Business and Humanities students meet for the first time

    McMaster welcomes first-ever Integrated Business and Humanities class

    The program aims to bring some of the sharpest minds to McMaster for a four year program with the cohort selected based on academic standing, leadership qualities, extracurricular activities, volunteerism, and community engagement.

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  • Students enter the welcome tunnel at Welcome Week 2017!

    Welcome Week 2017 comes to a close

    Looking back at an incredible week!

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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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  • 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


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    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.

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  • Graduate Programs


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    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.