Humanities (MA)

Humanities (MA)

Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: April 1, October 1, February 1
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: CA$100
Intakes: September, January, May
International tuition: CA$22,599
Domestic tuition: CA$9,500

Program overview

In the Humanities MA, students explore questions concerning identity, belief, and the environment raised by literary, musical, philosophical, and religious texts.

Study options

This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
A minimum of B+ standing in a four-year humanities degree, or equivalent. A minimum of B+ standing in a qualifying year program after a general (three-year) B.A. in a humanities subject. For those with non-humanities degrees, a minimum of B+ standing in a Qualifying Year program approved by the program council. Application Process Step 1. Contact the Graduate Coordinator or individual faculty member about the possibility of becoming a student. Step 2. Click here to submit the online application. Documents: Three Reference Forms from full-time psychology faculty Statement of Interest; what strengths you bring to the program, and what you expect from the program. Questionnaire for Students Applying to the Applied Stream and/or Questionnaire for Students Applying to the Experimental Stream. Application checklist: PSYC MA Application Checklist Official Academic Transcript(s) from all post secondary studies No Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for this program. Step 3. Once the Admissions Office receives all information and the application is deemed complete, the application will be forwarded to the department. An Admissions Committee meets to review the applications. Step 4. The Admissions Committee will review all applications on file and make a decision regarding the suitability of each applicant. Step 5: If approved for admission, the Office of Admissions will send the student an Offer of Admission via MyLaurentian. Applicants wishing to accept the offer of admission must indicate their response on MyLaurentian within 3 weeks of receiving the offer.

Career opportunities

An MA in the Humanities opens many doors. Our graduates have gone on to PhDs, medical and law school, and directly into careers in teaching, public administration, NGOs -- and even business, where their widely transferable writing and communication skills are highly prized.

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