The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Gender & Diversity Studies is a 34-credit hour graduate program that enables the interdisciplinary exploration of current and historical issues, trends, and theoretical paradigms related to gender, cultural and ethnic diversity, and social justice. Students acquire the knowledge to act more effectively within academic, professional, and personal situations to achieve a more just, equitable, and diverse society. Additionally, the degree develops insight into the economic, sociocultural, and philosophical factors influencing the lives of all individuals, particularly those often marginalized in terms of gender, race, age, ethnicity, physical or mental ability, or geographic region.
East Tennessee State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award masters, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033, telephone (404) 679-4500, or Website with any question regarding the accreditation of East Tennessee State University.