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Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree (MALS) is a flexible interdisciplinary program designed for a wide spectrum of individuals: recent college graduates, professionals in the public and private sectors, current and prospective teachers, lawyers, state workers, non-profit arts administrators, private business owners, among others.

Through a challenging, structured liberal arts curriculum, the MALS degree program offers graduate students various opportunities to:

  • strengthen their capacity to think critically and creatively;
  • grow in their understanding of cultural relevance and global awareness;
  • cultivate their analytical and communication skills to reach their full potential;
  • develop and expand a commitment to others;
  • attain a liberal studies perspective on contemporary problems and opportunities;
  • broaden their general knowledge and satisfy their intellectual curiosity ;
  • gain insights into the relationships between disciplines, ideas, and historical developments; and,
  • prepare for a range of career options and further study.

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Program Director

Dr. Shannon Cochran

Dr. Shannon M. Cochran
College of Arts & Sciences