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

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Due to the March 14 snow storm and University closure, the MACH info sessions have been rescheduled to the following times:

BA/MA Program
(for Brandeis juniors)

Tuesday, March 21
12:00 p.m.
DuBois Lounge (Rabb 119)

MA Program

Tuesday, March 21
5:30 p.m.
DuBois Lounge (Rabb 119)

Maya Dworsky, MA '16

“If you know you're interested in something but don't entirely know how you want to study it, or if your interests are so wide they cannot be contained by a single discipline, or if your brain could do with a bit of a rattle, MACH is a good place for you.” —Maya Dworsky, MA '16

Maya Dworsky


Learn more about Maya's journey to Brandeis, her work in the MACH program, and her transition to a PhD program in Anthropology at Brandeis.

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Welcome to the Master of Arts in Comparative Humanities

"In the humanities... we are always engaged in illuminating the present by drawing on the past; it is the only way to make a future worth hoping for." —Kwame Anthony Appiah

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.