"Glass and Ceramic Mosaics," at Khai Dinh's Tomb. by Kelly Cheng Travel Photography

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New BA/MA Track

The MACH program is excited to announce the introduction of a new BA/MA track for Brandeis undergraduates, which enables current students to enroll in the program and join the MACH community in their senior year. We encourage you to learn more about the BA/MA curriculum and application requirements. The BA/MA application deadline for current Brandeis seniors is November 15.

Current students interested in learning more are invited to join us at our MACH Information Session on Tuesday, September 30, from 4-5 p.m. in the Mandel Reading Room (Mandel Center for the Humanities, Room 303). If interested, we encourage you to RSVP.

Welcome to the Master of Arts in Comparative Humanities

Brandeis University’s Master of Arts Program in Comparative Humanities (MACH) offers students the opportunity to pursue rigorous humanistic studies within cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural frameworks. Our synergistic one-year graduate program focuses on avenues of inquiry that bridge intellectual traditions, geographies, nationalities, historical periods, and/or vernaculars. This unique interdisciplinary paradigm facilitates the development of a multi-faceted approach to language, literature, and culture.

Housed in Brandeis’ resplendent new Mandel Center for the Humanities, the comparative humanities program draws upon the strengths of faculty in fields ranging from film to philosophy, history to the fine arts, and literature to women’s and gender studies, with the potential for connections to the natural sciences and other fields. The program brings together a cadre of students committed to exploring problems that require interdisciplinary understanding and to the richness of multiple cultural perspectives. The program also draws upon our close connections with well-known academic, cultural, and research resources in the Boston area, making Brandeis an ideal location for securing local internships, as well as research and career opportunities. 

We invite you to learn more about Brandeis University’s Master of Arts Program in Comparative Humanities.