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The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree requires 24 credit hours, plus a 6 credit hour thesis OR an additional 6 credit hours of coursework and a representative portfolio. The curriculum is drawn from three core courses as well as additional courses designed for MALS students. Students may select from other graduate level courses with the approval of the director. In addition, all students are required to participate in the MALS Writing Seminar.

Curriculum Requirements

Core Courses
MLS 601Aspects of Creative and Reflective Thought3
MLS 602Perspectives on Human Nature3
MLS 603Theories of the Physical Universe3
MLS Writing Workshop 1
Choose One of the Following Options:21
Thesis or Project Option:
Approved Graduate Credit Hours (15 credits) 2
Thesis or Project Requirement (6 credits)
Non-Thesis Option:
Approved Graduate Credit Hours (21 credits) 2
A portfolio representative of works completed
Total Credit Hours30
1

Students learn to analyze and read texts critically and demonstrate their ability to express that knowledge in their oral and written work with accuracy and insight. This 3 hour, non-credit workshop is required and should be taken during the first regular semester of study.

2

Students may select from other graduate level courses with the approval of the director.