The Master of Arts in Liberal Arts is an interdisciplinary, interdepartmental program that offers students an opportunity to study the ideas and works that have shaped world culture. There are three main tracks or concentrations within the Liberal Arts M.A.: Humanities, Film & New Media Studies, and American Studies. Students in Humanities integrate interpretations of works of art from a given cultural period with an understanding of their relationships to social and historical contexts. Students in Film & New Media develop the theoretical knowledge and critical skills needed to address film as a unique artistic medium and form of cultural expression. Students in American Studies learn how to analyze a broad range of texts, including literature, art, film, and material culture, to deepen their understanding of the complexities in American life and culture. Coursework in all three tracks focuses on creative and insightful ways to better understand the many-faceted relationships between aesthetic works and their cultural, historical, and social contexts.
All programs are fully accredited by SACS (Southern Association of College and Schools).
International Student Requirements:
1. GRE Scores
* Greater than or equal to 153 on the Verbal section of the GRE (> 500 in the old scoring system)
* Greater than or equal to 4.5 on the Analytical Writing section of the GRE
2. GPA of greater than or equal to 3.0 in upper division undergraduate courses
3. An Academic Writing Sample that demonstrates the applicant’s ability to critically engage cultural texts
4. Personal Statement that discusses the applicant’s goals and demonstrates how the applicant believes their research interests can be supported by their chosen program. The personal statement should be 2-3 pages in length (see website for details).
Facts & Figures
International Financial Aid:
# of Credits Required:
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate):
$431.43 (resident) or $877.17 (nonresident)