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Admission to the Liberal Studies Program

Application Information

For regular admission to the Master of Liberal Studies Program, students must have completed an undergraduate degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. In some circumstances, a student who does not meet the minimum GPA requirement may qualify for provisional admission to the program as a non-degree-seeking student.                            

Your complete application will include:

  • A personal statement of 250 to 500 words in which you describe your academic interests and strengths that you will bring to the program; if there are weaknesses in other parts of your record, the personal statement will be the place to address those, along with more information on how you have addressed those problems so that they will not interfere with your success in the program  In sum, the personal statement should make a coherent and focused argument for why we should admit you to the program.

  • Transcripts from all undergraduate institutions you attended

  • Three letters of recommendation, preferably from professors from your undergraduate program who are familiar with your academic skills and can assess your likelihood of success in a master’s program.  If you completed your undergraduate degree quite a while ago, and thus contacting former professors is not feasible, you can ask professional references to write letters for you.  The forms for the letters of recommendation [PDF] are in the information packet sent with the application for admission, or they can be found online and printed out by clicking the above link.

For more details about the application process or required materials contact,

Rachel Hile, Director Liberal Studies (LA 39; 481-6767; hiler@ipfw.edu).