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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

  • MLS 2018 graduating class (from left) Eduardo Garza, Patty Abrams, Jessica Hoover, Barbra Schumann, Thomas Sipp, Qian Wang.
    Patty Abrams, Eduardo Garza, Jessica Hoover, Barbra Schumann, Thomas Sipp, and Qian Wang received their graduate hoods on Friday night in a small ceremony at Glen Rowan house.  Family, friends, students, and faculty gathered together to congratulate the new graduates at a reception following the ceremony.
  • Vicki Newman ’17 came to the Master of Liberal Studies (MLS) program on a friend’s recommendation. “As an adult who loves to take classes purely for self-fulfillment and as a way to increase my knowledge, I was looking for a program that would do that as well as offer a variety of classes. “