The College of Arts and Letters offers a Graduate Liberal Arts program that is one of two in the western United States. The Master of Arts degree in Liberal Arts is an interdisciplinary program administered by the Graduate Liberal Arts Committee. Even though this approach to graduate education is over thirty years old in the United States, its interdisciplinary nature has kept it vital and flexible. Students are encouraged to customize their degree by selecting coursework relevant to their interests. The Master of Liberal Arts degree is an interdisciplinary program intended to provide an alternative approach to continued adult learning by offering a program that crosses disciplinary boundaries and aims for breadth and scope. It provides the unique combination of a highly individualized program of study centered around personal interests combined with a strong grounding in interdisciplinary methods for problem solving.
SDSU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).