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Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS)

  • Not finding a program that fits your personal / professional development needs?
  • Want a customized degree plan bridging two or more disciplines?
  • Interested in earning credit hours through work experience or professional training?

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Master of Professional Studies (MPS)

  • Offered completely online
  • Three concentrations:

 NEW Graduate Certificate in Liberal Studies

 The Graduate Certificate in Liberal Studies is intended to present graduate background material for those seeking personal enrichment provided by liberal learning and the development of those intellectual skills necessary to lifelong learning—critical reading, scholarly writing, and the art of interpersonal communication.   The program consists of four courses: (1) Foundations of Liberal Studies; (2) Research in Liberal Studies; (3) Liberal Studies Seminar; and (4) one elective course.

Foundations, Research, and Seminar are core courses in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree program and thus, those who successfully complete the certificate program will be offered entry to the MALS degree program as well as the opportunity to apply those courses towards graduate degree programs in other departments in consultation with that department’s graduate advisor.


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