Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
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Students entering the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies embark on a path of intellectual development unlike most traditional graduate programs. Through a curriculum built around multiple disciplines, motivated adults from all backgrounds have the opportunity to build connections between their topics of study and their personal and professional lives, and develop wider perspectives on the human condition. Upon graduation, MALS students possess advanced writing and research skills, creative problem-solving strategies, and display an openness to new ideas and a lifelong pursuit of learning—the hallmarks of a liberal arts degree, and the most desired traits of the 21st-century work force.
About the Program
The M.A. in Liberal Studies is a 30-hour graduate degree program that consists of
- four required core courses designed to introduce students to liberal studies and hone their research and writing skills culminating in a final capstone project and
- six electives chosen from a variety of graduate level course offerings from in and outside the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts.