Liberal Studies MA Program

The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program supports the diverse interests of students pursuing graduate study in a variety of areas across the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.  The program focuses on issues in contemporary cultural theory in a global context. 

The program is hospitable to foreign students who intend to pursue an American doctoral degree, but who wish to advance their knowledge and academic credentials before applying to doctoral programs. The areas of study are flexible and open, and we particularly invite students who are interested in issues of pressing concern that cut across disciplinary boundaries – postcolonial studies; globalization; new media; race, gender and ethnicity; human rights; literary and cultural theory; feminist theory; politics, law and culture; and similar areas of work, all of which are reconfiguring the boundaries of contemporary liberal education.

Students in the program pursue an individualized course of study, focused on a particular problem or area of intellectual interest to be defined in consultation with the Director of the Liberal Studies program and participating faculty.