Why Interdisciplinary Humanities?

Interdisciplinary Humanities combines the disciplines to analyze significant aspects of Western culture, including those that are rooted in, are impacted by, and/or are challenges to a Christian world view.

Why Interdisciplinary Humanities?

Interdisciplinary Humanities combines the disciplines to analyze significant aspects of Western culture, including those that are rooted in, are impacted by, and/or are challenges to a Christian world view.

It specifically focuses on such themes of cultural formation as: humanity's purpose in the world; the values, traditions, mores, and belief systems that inform personal and corporate relationships; and the context within which communities function. 

This 36 semester hour MA program may be completed in four semesters or over several years on a part-time basis. 

The MAIH offers either a more general humanities program or a more specialized focus in one of the disciplines in the program (with a thesis or non-thesis/major essay option).

For more information on this program, including program policies and important dates, download the MAIH Student Handbook

Degrees

Master of Arts (MA)
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Finances

Our graduate programs offer a variety of scholarships, grants, awards, and/or assistantships that provide financial assistance for students registered in full-time graduate studies.

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Admission Requirements

Are you ready to advance your professional or academic career with a graduate degree? Find out what you need to join an innovative community committed to making a positive difference in the world for Christ.

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Inklings Institute

Trinity Western University has established a new research unit dedicated to the study of a group of popular British authors and thinkers, the Inklings, the most famous members being—C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. 

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Faculty Profiles

Craig Allert, Ph.D.

Professor of Religious Studies and History
Director MA in Biblical Studies
Coordinator Christianity and Culture Program

Robert Burkinshaw, Ph.D.

Professor of History

Robert Doede, Ph.D.

Professor of Philosophy

Stephen Dunning, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

John Dyck, D.Phil

Assistant Professor of Political Studies

Janet Epp Buckingham, B.A., LL.B., LL.D.

LLC Director; Professor of Political Studies and History

Brian Gobbett, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of History

Bruce Guenther, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Church History and Mennonite Studies

Grant Havers, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Philosophy, Professor of Philosophy and Political Studies

Monika Hilder, Ph.D.

Professor of English

John Klassen, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of History
Holly Faith Nelson

Holly Faith Nelson, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair of English; Co-Director of the Gender Studies Institute

Sara Pearson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English; Coordinator of First-Year English

Myron Penner, Ph.D.

Professor of Philosophy, Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences; Director, Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Humanities; Director, Anabaptist-Mennonite Centre for Faith and Learning

Darren Provost, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of History, Coordinator for History

Robynne Rogers Healey, Ph.D.

Professor of History; Stream Coordinator for MAIH; Co-director, Gender Studies Institute

Paul Rowe, Ph.D.

Professor and Coordinator of Political and International Studies

Bruce Shelvey, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History and Political Studies

Lynn Szabo, MA

Professor of English; English Stream Co-ordinator, M.A. in Humanities

Phillip Wiebe, Ph.D.

Professor of Philosophy; MAIH

Jens Zimmermann, Ph.D.

Canada Research Chair in Interpretation, Religion and Culture, Professor of English