Masters of Liberal Arts




Master of Liberal Arts

The Master of Liberal Arts allows you to do design your own interdisciplinary course of study. Rather than taking a set list of classes, you'll select graduate classes from around the College of Arts and Humanities, selecting either Communication or Fine Arts as your area of emphasis, but allowing you to study beyond that emphasis as well. The program requires 30 hours of coursework and culminates in either an exam, or in a scholarly or creative project. See the Sample Schedule below to see how these hours might be broken down across the semesters of study.






The MLA program consists of all ten departments within the College of Arts and Humanities. These departments will be what you draw from for your courses:

  • English
  • Communications
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Music
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Theatre
  • Art



To sign up for classes, you will be given a list of all graduate courses in all ten departments. You can view the current classes being offered under "Upcoming Courses". These also change every semester, offering refreshing new options. While this degree does still offer a final test, it also offers a creative project or research project. These three options mean that, no matter how you learn best, you will be able to express your knowledge in the way you feel most adept.




  • Advised by the program director
  • Final Comprehensive Exam, Creative Project, or a Research Project
  • Blended Courses // Flexible schedule
  • What you're interested in is what you learn about



 how do i apply?

  1.  Complete your undergraduate degree, or have a projected date of graduation. 
  2.  Apply to the Graduate College here
  3.  Select "Liberal Arts" as your degree specification.