Requirements for Admission

Successful applicants for the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.  Applicants from any undergraduate academic field are considered. Applicants should have an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or better. No GRE scores are required.

Applicants must fill out the online application form. In completing the form, applicants must provide at least two references, write two essays, and provide official undergraduate transcripts. All applicants have an in person interview with members of the Faculty Advisory Committee.

In addition, international applicants must submit one of the following:

  • TOEFL score of 100 or higher (minimum speaking score of 18)
  • IELTS score of 7.5 or higher
  • Proof of having earned a degree in either the United States or a country where the primary language is English

Applications are reviewed by the MALS director and an admissions committee drawn from the members of the Faculty Advisory Committee.