Liberal Arts - MLA

Our master's in liberal arts program emphasizes applied humanities and engages students in areas such as arts and culture, media studies, public history and social theory.

We offer a master's of liberal arts (MLA) that allows students to take courses from a variety of graduate programs within the College of Liberal Arts and elsewhere in the university. Students are encouraged to develop an individual program of study based on their own interests and objectives and at the direction of the program director. Our students are generally working adults who want to grow intellectually by extending their liberal arts education. Some may seek to move toward a doctorate and want to prepare themselves for graduate work, while others may be interested in changing careers and wish to gain post-baccalaureate experience. The MLA is relevant for those who want to move into educational administration, library work, public policy, the law or teaching.