***This program is currently on hiatus and not accepting applications for the coming academic cycle***


Brandeis University's Master of Arts in Comparative Humanities (MACH) encourages the kind of creative inquiry between and beyond the disciplines of the humanities that takes the mind places it never knew existed. MACH provides a flexible, interdisciplinary curriculum across 30 program areas, ranging from (but not limited to) 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 versatility of the MACH program 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.

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Application Deadlines

Please note that our program is not accepting applications for this cycle.

Application Requirements

To apply for the program, you need to submit:

For a more comprehensive description of application requirements, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.