Graduate Bulletin


Master of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies

An interdisciplinary program designed for college-educated adults who seek full or part-time study to pursue their intellectual interest through non-traditional studies. This program emphasizes learning for its own sake, without direct reference to occupational or career interests. Studies are devoted to the objectives of liberal education: developing critical thinking skills, fostering intellectual flexibility, and cultivating an individual's ability to create linkages between diverse areas of human thought from sciences to literature.


Applicants are expected to hold a bachelor's degree from a college or university of recognized standing and to have an academic record and recommendations which indicate the applicant can successfully complete this graduate program. Interviews may be required. Inquiries about the program and applications should be referred to the Office of Graduate Studies.

Program Leading to the Master of Arts Degree (30 credits, minimum)

  1. Core requirements (15 credits): Gls 500, 501, 600, 680.
  2. Additional Liberal Studies courses (15 credits, minimum). Courses selected in consultation with program Director. Selection should be interdisciplinary either in individual courses or in the relationship among a series of courses.