Master of Liberal Studies

MLS graduate hoods

Making Connections: Expanding Lives

  • The Master of Liberal Studies Program is designed for those who have completed a bachelor’s degree and who want to enhance their knowledge and analytical skills to prepare themselves for the challenges of the twenty-first century. The program leads to a Master of Liberal Studies (MLS) degree.  

    At the heart of the MLS program is a series of interdisciplinary seminars, team-taught by faculty members representing different disciplines. These specially designed seminars foster the ability to integrate knowledge from several fields and to deal with major questions in light of the wisdom afforded by a broad understanding of the liberal arts. 

    Students are adults who live and work in the community, including business men and women, teachers, and adults pursuing advanced study for their own enrichment and pleasure.

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Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs


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    Four students received their master’s of liberal studies this past weekend.  As the four students talked about their journey through the program, the diversity of the group became apparent.

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    Gayle, an associate professor of history, is a specialist in cast-iron architecture whose expertise concerning the dismantling of the Bogardus Building in 1971 is recalled in this article about the to-be-demolished American Folk Art Museum building.