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Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

Do the Liberal Arts Still Matter Today?

Dr. John Woznicki
discusses why the liberal
arts matter today.

The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) degree program is designed for working professionals interested in applying the rigorous study of the liberal arts to their chosen professions. Students may tailor their Master's program to profession or their interests by selecting an area of study focusing on Digital Humanities, Geropsychology, Industrial Organizational Psychology, Online Learning and Teaching or Professional Communications.

Each program focuses on the links between the liberal arts and a student's career, which enables them to gain specific competencies and perspectives that can make a difference in their career. The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies is a 36-credit program.

Course Credits
I. Core Courses 18
LAP-500 The Liberal Arts and Professional Life (3)
SAM-501 Sense of Community I: Art and Morality (3)
SAM-502 Sense of Community II: Faith and Reason (3)
CCR-610 Change, Conflict and Resolution (3)
SIC-520 The Species, The Individual and Community (3)
THC-625 Technology and the Human Community (3)
II. Areas of Study 12
III. MALS Capstone  6
MLS-700 Capstone Project I* (3)
MLS-710 Capstone Project II* (3)
Total Credits 36

* MLS-700 and MLS-710 cannot be taken concurrently. Students must complete MLS-700 before enrolling in MLS-710

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About the MALS Program



Estimated Cost of Degree:


Based on:

  • $50 application fee
  • $668 per credit
  • $298 graduation fee

Excludes books or other fees
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Transfer Credits:

Up to 12 Credits