Comparative Humanities

Brandeis University

12 months
53500 USD/year
53500 USD/year
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Brandeis University's Master of Arts in Comparative Humanities (M.A.C.H.) at Brandeis University encourages the kind of creative inquiry between and beyond the disciplines of the humanities that takes the mind places it never knew existed. M.A.C.H. provides a flexible, interdisciplinary curriculum across 30 program areas.


Learning outcomes

The versatility of the Comparative Humanities program at Brandeis University allows students to work with an advisor to customize a program that helps them meet their academic and professional goals. Our program offers rigorous humanistic studies in both cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural frameworks, and takes advantage of our dynamic faculty’s expertise across geographies, nationalities, historical periods, and/or languages. Some additional highlights of the program include:

  • Located just outside of Boston with its world-renowned academic resources--an ideal location for internships, research, and career opportunities;
  • Individualized faculty mentorship that capitalizes on Brandeis’ close-knit community of scholars. Students work closely with their faculty advisor to structure their curriculum requirements and when completing their capstone project;
  • Brandeis’ Mandel Center for the Humanities encourages cross-cultural and trans-regional work that draws upon our rich co-curricular course offerings;
  • Draws upon our close connections with well-known academic, cultural, and research resources of the Boston area including the Boston Area Graduate Consortium.

Programme Structure

  • In conjunction with a primary advisor and the Director of Graduate Studies (DGS), each student builds a cogent curriculum that bridges cultures in courses that span 30 program areas. Visit the department's curriculum page for required course descriptions and degree requirements.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application
  • Transcripts
  • Standardized test scores or a graded analytical paper
  • English Proficiency
  • A letter of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    53500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 53500 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    53500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 53500 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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