Master of Liberal Studies

At a Glance

Level | Graduate/Master's
Credits | Minimum of 30
Track | Self-designed, interdisciplinary
Degree Requirements | Courses and Electives
Schedule | Evenings/Saturdays/Online
Admission | October 1 (for spring), March 1 (for summer and fall)

Whether you want to advance in your current field or break into a new one, the Master of Liberal Studies (MLS) degree can help you create rewarding opportunities by building on your existing experience and expertise.

The program starts with you: your interests, your goals. Working with an adviser, you’ll design a course plan in subject areas that truly excite and inspire you, all with an eye to enhancing your personal or professional trajectory.

An Interdisciplinary Approach

The MLS curriculum gets at the heart of liberal education by

  • encouraging breadth of vision and knowledge,
  • exploring complex ideas,
  • communicating, integrating, and synthesizing information, and
  • transcending traditional disciplines.

You’ll learn how to make connections across fields of study to solve a problem or tackle an issue, a marketable skill that translates well into any profession. Your degree might merge the humanities and health care, business and philosophy, or artistic expression and politics.

The MLS requires only a few common classes, so you can draw on a combination of courses to build an interdisciplinary program.

Designed for Flexibility

Liberal Studies seminars and workshops are offered evenings, Saturdays, or online. Other courses of your choosing can be taken during the day or evening.

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