LIBERAL STUDIES - Dept. Code:  MLS
www.as.miami.edu/mals

DEGREE PROGRAMS

The Liberal Studies program is founded on an interdisciplinary approach to issues and questions central to the history and development of human culture. It is designed to provide a broad understanding of these issues and questions through a focused and systematic program of study drawing upon faculty from various disciplines in the humanities, the social sciences, and the basic sciences.

THE MASTER OF ARTS IN LIBERAL STUDIES

The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree requires 24 credits, plus a six-credit thesis OR an additional six credits of coursework and a representative portfolio. In addition all students are required to participate in the MALS Writing Seminar. The curriculum is drawn from three core courses as well as additional courses designed for MALS students. Students may select from other graduate level courses with the approval of the director.

For the program with a thesis, a candidate must complete a minimum of 30 credits on the graduate level which includes:

• Three 3-credit core courses.
• 15 approved graduate credits.
• Six credits for thesis.

For the program without a thesis, a candidate must complete a minimum of 30 credits on the graduate level which includes:

  • Three 3-credit core courses.
• 21 approved graduate credits.
• A portfolio representative of works completed. 
For further information regarding this program, please write to:

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program
125-G Memorial Classroom Building
Coral Gables, FL 33124-2302

Call 305-284-6731 and/or email mals@miami.edu