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.

Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs


Department News

  • Twin sisters, Shauna and Jordan Flesch, started in the MLS program in Fall of 2012.  Both were looking for a new challenge in their lives.  Shauna told us that after researching graduate programs for two years, she found the MLS program had courses in areas which would enhance her education. At the time of her application, Jordan felt at a crossroads in her life.  “To further my education means advancement, to stay would mean dull complacency.  The Master of Liberal Studies program will expand my thought process, and show me how to conceptualize new ideas and theories. There is no question to do great things in life, you must be enlightened.”
  • MLS students and alumni gathered together with program faculty and administrators on Monday, October 26 in Glen Rowan House.