Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

Getting a Masters of Arts in the interdisciplinary Liberal Studies degree allows graduate students to become critical and creative thinkers about a topic of their interest. This, in turn, prepares graduates to succeed and stand out from their peers in a wide variety of careers including management, human resources, law, university instruction, social justice, and sustainability among other vocations and additional graduate programs. In fact, what makes this degree unique and exciting is that it is limited only by the student’s interest:  the topic you want to study. 

Many organizations now realize that their best employees are the ones that the skills from interdisciplinary liberal studies programs including a team orientation, improved communication skills, and a creative problem-solving aptitude.  In particular, the ability to continuously learn that develops from being in an interdisciplinary liberal studies program is very attractive in today’s workplace.  

Students can also obtain a graduate certificate in variety of programs to boost their knowledge and marketability for a job.  Certificates include: Cognitive Science, Communication Studies, Emergency Management, Women and Gender Studies, Gerontology, Linguistics, Nonprofit Management, Translation Studies, and Professional Writing while completing the MA in interdisciplinary Liberal Studies.  We are a full member of the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs (AGLSP)

What do we offer?

  • Small classroom settings that foster intellectual engagement with outstanding faculty.

  • Improving skills in critical thinking, communication skills, and creative problem solving.

  • Networking and community building with other creative, critically thinking students and faculty.

What do you get?

For the right graduate students, a Masters of Arts in Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies provides one of the few educational opportunities to design a course of study that revolves around your interests and talents.  It gives you an advantage in your career and your life to develop skills outside of the disciplinary boundaries that can sometimes feel restrictive.  You get a chance to become the critically thinking and creative expert in the area that gives you intellecutal passion!

 

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