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  • French instructors Eugène Nshimiyimana and Elzbieta Grodek

    New French curriculum gives students skills to work across globe

    Assistant Professor Dr. Elzbieta Grodek and Department of French Chair Dr. Eugène Nshimiyimana spearhead curriculum renewal that provides students with new opportunities world-wide.

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  • New apprenticeship program launches careers for Humanities grads

    We’re making the transition between university to employment better with the new Humanities Career Apprenticeship program.

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  • Winter scene on campus in the park behind University hall

    The winter term will be online

    Ensuring the health and safety of the McMaster community.

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  • Images of Kaitlyn and Allauren in circles

    Meet the Faculty of Humanities Newest Faculty Members

    Meet the newest members of the Faculty of Humanities.

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  • Summer photo of residence and park

    Exciting Humanities Electives still Available for Fall and Winter Terms!

    Eight exciting courses to consider for your fall or winter elective course list!

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  • English and Cultural Studies faculty finding creative approaches to remote learning

    Chair of English & Cultural Studies, Dr. Susie O’Brien, tells us how her department is adapting to the circumstances and preparing a full slate of exciting courses for the fall term.

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  • Humanities Student Brings a Unique Perspective to Engineering Event

    While she may not being moving here yet, incoming 1st-year Humanities student, Khushee Patel, is taking every opportunity to learn about Hamilton & McMaster, including participating in MacChangers.

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  • Statement denouncing anti-black racism in Canada

    The Faculty of Humanities joins our colleagues at McMaster University in denouncing anti-black racism in Canada, the U.S. and around the world

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  • McMaster places 17th in the world in Times Higher Education Impact Rankings

    A high ranking puts McMaster University among the best educational institutions in the world.

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  • During the Second World War, BBC listeners kept calm and listened to an unlikely star

    People turned to entertainment during difficult days at the beginning of World War II – and during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Message From the Dean

Humanities students at McMaster create world-class connections that have lasting impacts on their education and their futures. Our cutting-edge teaching and research set up students for success. We celebrate our diversity and take pride in cultivating the most effective and thoughtful leaders of tomorrow, in Canada and around the world.

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Courses and Program Information

Creating future leaders requires a diverse education experience. That is why we offer a wide variety of required and elective courses to students in our programs and across the university. Find out more about our available courses:


  • 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.