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Master of Liberal Studies Requirements

Master of Liberal Studies

Master of Liberals Studies (M.L.S.) students complete a 15-credit-hour core of courses offered within the program; for the remaining 15 hours of their program, students choose courses that fit their individual interests.

To earn an M.L.S., students must complete the following requirements, earning a grade of B or better in each course applied to the degree.

M.L.S. core (15 credit hours)

LBST D510: Introduction to Graduate Liberal Studies (3 credit hours)

LBST D501: Humanities Seminar (3 credit hours)

LBST D502: Social Science Seminar (3 credit hours)

LBST D503: Science Seminar (3 credit hours)

Capstone Project* (3 credit hours)

Other graduate-level courses (15 credit hours)  

No more than 12 credits in English

No more than 9 credits in any other single discipline

No more than 9 credits of courses taught outside the College of Arts and Sciences

Total credits: 30

*Students can complete the capstone project requirement by a number of different means: completion of either LBST D500, Graduate Project; LBST D700, Topics in Liberal Sciences; or a 700-level graduate seminar offered by a department in the College of Arts and Sciences.

The wide selection of courses and flexibility of the degree requirements makes it much easier for students to create their own degree and tailor it to their particular skills and interests than in more traditional Master's degree programs.

For additional information contact Rachel E. Hile, Director of the Liberal Studies Program.