An advanced degree can mean an advanced career. Move your life forward with a masters in liberal arts degree from Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts. Get started today by familiarizing yourself with our admissions process, transfer opportunities and course offerings.

Program Overview

The hallmark of the Master of Liberal Arts program is its interdisciplinary flexibility in allowing students to develop their own intellectual and career pathways. MLA students can choose from a range of courses and disciplines in both the MLA program and other College of Liberal Arts graduate programs that meet their needs and interests, including art history, history, English, anthropology, psychology, philosophy, sociology, religion, political science, African American studies, and geography and urban studies.

Degree Offerings

Transfer of Credit

Students are expected to complete all of the MLA course requirements at Temple. However, up to six hours of graduate credits may be transferred from another institution with the approval of the MLA Advisory Committee and the Dean of the Graduate School. The credits must be equivalent to coursework offered at Temple, and the grade must be a “B” or better. The MLA Admissions Committee makes recommendations on transfer credits to the Director of the MLA Program.

The Request for Transfer of Graduate Credit form should be filled out and submitted to the MLA office after matriculation to the program.

Admissions Process

Please visit the Master of Liberal Arts admissions page to learn more about graduate program requirements, dates and deadlines and instructions on how to apply.

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