Master of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences (M.A.L.A.S.)
The Master of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences (M.A.L.A.S.) is an ever-evolving, interdisciplinary, cultural studies graduate program housed within the College of Arts and Letters at San Diego State University. Our dynamic Master of Arts degree provides a challenging intellectual experience in the sensational city of San Diego, California--a buzzing West Coast international border community highly regarded for biotechnology and a burgeoning site for cutting-edge transborder experimental arts, next-generation sustainability research, and Pacific Rim-based multi-disciplinary studies.
Unlike other M.A. and Ph.D. programs that expect a specific undergraduate emphasis (some will even make you do additional undergraduate coursework before starting your graduate curriculum), MALAS values your undergraduate degrees and expects you to use our program to explore brave new worlds, broad uncharted intellectual waters. Whether you are a cardiovascular surgeon who now wishes to ponder the mysteries of the heart in Shakespeare or García Márquez, a documentary filmmaker now curious about sustainability and the environment, a literature major wishing to explore the connections between literature and dance or cinema or photography or painting etc, or even, maybe, a brilliant, curious soul trapped in a cubicle in corporate America (your imagination somewhat stifled by the styrofoam-laced banality of the world around you), then our SDSU MALAS is the program for you.
SDSU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).