What is MALS?

  • MALS is interdisciplinary

Courses are taught by faculty from across the College of Arts and Sciences and each one has an interdisciplinary aspect.  We break down departmental barriers to explore important questions through a variety of perspectives.

  • MALS tackles the big questions

What does it mean to be human? How do we understand the world we live in? Where did we come from and where are we going? Each MALS course invites broad thinking on issues of importance.

  • In MALS, you follow your passion

Within the broad parameters of the program, you are free to shape your course of study to suit your intellectual interests, to follow your passion.

  • MALS is stimulating and dynamic

Small seminar classes mean that you learn from your classmates as well as your professors.  The diversity of the student body, the richness of their life experiences and the variety of their interests creates a stimulating and dynamic learning environment.

  • MALS can boost your career

While many MALS students are in the program for the pure joy of learning, the program cultivates important skills sought by employers: critical thinking, problem solving, research methods, writing, presentation skills.

  • MALS understands adult students

You can complete the degree on a part-time basis and classes are held in the evening for the convenience of those who are working.  No GRE scores are required for admission.

Highlighted Event

  • MALS Open Class Night

    Tuesday, 11/7/23, 6-9 p.m., via Zoom

    If you’ve thought about applying to the MALS program, Open Class Night (this year on Tuesday  November 7 at 6 PM) is an opportunity to see what a MALS seminar is like.  The class that we’ve opened up this semester is by Professor John Montano of the History Department.  His course is:   Interpreting the Past: POLITICS, PARTIES & CHARLES II

    On the evening when the class is open to the public they will be discussing the Popish Plot and Exclusion crisis, along with the origins of political parties originating from ideological divisions over the past 20 years since the Restoration.  John Dryden’s “Absalom and Achitophel” will help focus the discussion and explore the use of “moderation” as rhetorical device.

    This class meets on line but many of our classes are in person each semester. For the foreseeable future, we plan to offer one of our classes online and the rest in person.  

    Please register at mals-info@udel.edu to attend Open Class Night by November 3rd and we will send you the Zoom link to the course. Please feel free to forward this on to someone interested in the MALS Program.

    Hope to see you there!

Please e-mail us at mals-info@udel.edu if you need more information or have questions about the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies.