The Ph.D. in Humanistic Studies (DEH) seeks the creation of knowledge from the field of humanities by conducting top-notch interdisciplinary research with the purpose of expanding the horizons from which a critical reflection on the current environment and its challenges can be created.

This Doctorate seeks to train independent researchers with the abilities, knowledge, and skills to propose, develop, and advise on national and international research projects in their field of specialization; to create new knowledge in the field of humanities; and to develop social entrepreneurship projects with a high response capacity to meet the community’s needs.

Propose, develop, and advise on national and international research projects, in their field of specialization, from planning to execution.

Create new knowledge in the field of Humanities, particularly in the areas of its specialization through peer-reviewed scientific publications, such as articles (in Scopus scientific journals), book chapters, books, or the development of innovative educational programs.

  • We have professors with doctoral degrees and professional experience from Tecnológico de Monterrey’s School of Humanities and Education. 90% of the academic program’s faculty belongs to Mexico’s National System of Researchers (SNI, Spanish).
  •  This program offers four lines of research: Science, Technology, and Society; Communication and Media; Historical, Cultural, and Literary Discourse studies; and Ethics.
  • Tecnológico de Monterrey holds accreditations such as: SACS*, CIEES, SEP, and CONACYT.**

* Tecnológico de Monterrey is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (+1) 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Tecnológico de Monterrey

** See the accreditation’s validity of our programs and their benefits in accordance with CONACYT’s provisions, at Mexico’s National Quality Graduate Programs official website.

  • People who seek to develop, from an interdisciplinary standpoint, training which they can get a specialization from in their fields of study, create knowledge and competencies through research that contribute to the country’s development and social improvement.
  • Academicians who creatively and appropriately face the challenges and needs of social entrepreneurship, which is essential in the new globalized and digital contexts.
  • Leaders and collaborators of non-governmental organizations that promote understanding of society and its current processes to lead their course of action.
  • Professionals who work in the private, public, and social sectors, whose interests or work needs require to develop an innovative, humanistic, and social profile.
  • People interested in strengthening the higher educational system through teaching and research.


Face to Face


4 years


Campus Monterrey




On completing their studies, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a high level of theoretical and methodological knowledge of the humanities, enabling them to participate and play a prominent role in interdisciplinary debates. 
  • Conduct research in their area of specialization that will contribute new, relevant knowledge to the advancement of the humanities.
  • Apply and generate interdisciplinary knowledge in the program’s fields of study through complex thinking with a critical and comprehensive vision of cultural and social phenomena.
  • Design strategies that will impact social life through consultancy for the public, private and civil sectors.
  • Work collectively in high-level research and teaching groups in higher education institutions, and report results, disseminate and foment scientific knowledge.-Have a proactive, creative attitude to unpublished issues with original proposals.