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  • Plans for the Fall Term

    The Faculty of Humanities will be offering our Fall term with undiminished choice and opportunity.

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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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    Fall term classes will be online: President’s letter

    In a world that continues to change so quickly, it is important that we are able to provide clarity on McMaster’s plans for the fall 2020 academic term.

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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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  • Wishing you good health and safety

    A message from the Dean of Humanities.

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  • COVID-19 update

    McMaster University launches an information resource regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

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  • McMaster one of the world’s Top 75 universities

    McMaster moves up 5 places and now ranks 72nd in the 2020 Times Higher Education rankings!

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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.