Welcome to the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
The Thomas W. & Robin W. College of Humanities and Fine Arts welcomes you to the site of our newest graduate program, the M.A. in Liberal Studies, designed for students who wish to break through disciplinary boundaries to pursue the answers to vital and complex questions facing the world today. Following a flexible and highly individualized course of study, students investigate topics that they find compelling, applying the methodologies and perspectives of different disciplines within the humanities and fine arts to increase their insight and broaden their vision. The M.A. in Liberal Studies offers students of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to hone the skills of writing and analysis, creative problem-solving, and collaboration that are not only the hallmarks of a liberal arts education, but also the skills most desired in the twenty-first century work force. Whether you are a recent graduate seeking advanced, interdisciplinary coursework; an adult pursuing a life-long interest in humanistic concepts; an educator needing advanced credentials; or a midcareer professional seeking skills enrichment and broader cultural literacy, this program is for you.