M.A. in Liberal Studies Courses

Core Courses (9 credit hours)

There are three (3) “core” courses required to complete the M.A. in Liberal Studies:

MALS 600 (Interdisciplinary and Diversity)

MALS 700 (Graduate Writing, Documentation, and Presentation)

MALS 799 (Graduate Capstone)

Ideally, students should plan to take both MALS 600 and MALS 700 in their first semester (both are offered in the Fall).

Students will generally take MALS 799 in their final semester; however, during their first year of coursework, students should identify a faculty mentor who is willing to supervise their thesis. Students are encouraged to begin conversations about their thesis or capstone project with their faculty mentor as soon as possible.

Electives (21 credit hours)

Students will choose seven (7) graduate-level electives related to their focus of study. At least three (3) of these courses must be within the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts.

Graduate course offerings vary widely each semester, and students may also arrange to take a graduate version of a 400-level undergraduate course that is being offered.