Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
The Edwards 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.
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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.
About the Program
The M.A. in Liberal Studies is a 30-hour graduate degree program that provides students with the opportunity to pursue advanced interdisciplinary study in the humanities, arts, and social sciences. Graduate students in this program will conduct advanced research across disciplinary boundaries, synthesizing information and presenting it in a range of formats, both oral and written, suitable to meet the needs of a variety of audiences. They will develop critical thinking skills; become adept at collaboration with colleagues in other fields of study; and investigate and pursue practical applications of disciplinary knowledge. Through their coursework and projects, they will become more proficient in writing; utilize technology for presentations, visual media and print documents; and learn professional procedures appropriate for a variety of both public sector and private industry settings.