The 33-credit MALS programs—which can typically be completed through a combination of evening and day study—are made up of core requirements, an area of concentration, and electives.
Core requirements consist of four interdisciplinary seminars drawn from five areas. The specific topics change regularly, but all share the common thread of viewing the human experience through both classical and contemporary perspectives. Each seminar involves significant reading, writing, and reflection.
While the core seminars challenge students to think beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries, the concentration encourages them to apply this conceptual and methodological breadth to the specific field of Gerontology. Courses within this concentration span several disciplines, and students have some flexibility in constructing their studies. For example, students in Gerontology will choose from traditional courses in counseling, sociology, liberal studies, and theology.