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

  • Professors Lou Lombardi (Philosophy) and Jim Marquardt (Politics) will teach MLS 530 War and Peace: Conflict and Human Nature this spring. This course examines how issues of war and peace frame international relations in the modern era.
  • We congratulate Clara Herrera MLS ’01, on the publication of her new book Las Místicas de la Nueva Granada: Tres Casos de Búsqueda de la Perfección y Construcción de la Santidad (The Mystics of New Granada: Three Exemplars of the Search for Perfection and the Construction of Holiness) in early November 2013.