The Master of Arts program in Liberal Studies is an interdisciplinary program where students have flexibility to design individualized curricula around broad intellectual interests. Students can take graduate courses in Anthropology, Biology, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, Education, English, Ethics, Geography, Gerontology, History, Mathematics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Policy, Religious Studies, Sociology, or Spanish. Students complete a final project to showcase their knowledge. The final project may be a thesis, research practicum, performance or a portfolio.
Students also have an option of pursuing graduate certificates in Cognitive Science, Communication Studies, Emergency Management, Gender Studies, Gerontology, Linguistics, Nonprofit Management, Translation Studies, Professional Writing, and Violin while completing the MA in Liberal Studies.
The courses in the program adhere to the premise that all forms of intellectual inquiry, whether based in literature, science, engineering, or the arts, both influence and are influenced by each other. Recognizing these intersections is, for us, the starting point of intellectual inquiry.
Students may tailor the program to fit their academic interests. To give a better idea of potential courses of study, some students have focused on the following programs:
The MALS program is designed for students:
You may want to consider the program if: