Master of Liberal Arts, Leadership & Ethics
The Master of Liberal Arts program offers an interdisciplinary education in the liberal arts to non-traditional students with varying undergraduate majors. It is designed to help its students achieve four major objectives:
• An appreciation of their intellectual and cultural heritage
• The intellectual breadth appropriate to liberally educated men and women
• An appreciation of diverse cultural traditions
• Research and writing skills at a level appropriate to professionals
Concentrations are available in Leadership & Ethics, English/literature, History/Social Science, and Fine Arts (with appropriate studio background).
While the MLA program is not designed to prepare students for a specific career, the study of the liberal arts prepares students for professional work and more advanced studies in a variety of ways: by developing breadth of thought; critical thinking sills; skills of analysis and synthesis; skills in research and writing; social and ethical awareness; appreciation of diversity and of perspectives other than one’s own. People who can read, communicate, and organize material from disparate fields can make valuable contributions in a variety of careers, and the program’s graduates find that their degrees may be of practical as well as personal value.
Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
International Student Requirements:
Equivalency of a US earned bachelor's degree or higher. Transcripts must be transcribed and certified by a service like WES. Proof of English proficiency by taking an exam like TOEFL and meeting minimun scoring requirements: 213 on the CBT or 79-80 on the IBT. Proof of financial resources.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: 30
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $490 USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999