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Designed primarily for adult, vocationally established individuals, the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) degree offers interdisciplinary graduate education centered in the humanities and social sciences. The program emphasizes the history of ideas and the connections between fields of learning, encouraging a multidisciplinary approach to knowledge.
Requirements for Admission
Requirements for admission differ from the traditional graduate programs offered at the University. Candidates submit an official transcript of previous undergraduate and graduate studies, three supporting letters (not the form from the Graduate Studies Office) from individuals who can discuss the applicant's strengths and capabilities, and a short essay of approximately three pages describing the applicant's intellectual interests and how the applicant thinks these can be developed in the MALS. program. After preliminary screening, promising applicants will be invited to an interview after which the final admission decision will be made.
Admission is selective and competitive based on the number of well qualified applicants and the limits of available faculty and facilities.
Requirements for the Degree
Students working for the MALS degree must take a three-credit gateway experience and two interdisciplinary core courses. They also choose a series of interdisciplinary electives designed specifically for the program and complete either a master's thesis or a project. By advisement of the Director and with consent of the course instructor, MALS students may enroll in up to six credits of regular graduate offerings in the participating departments.
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