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Washington, DC 20057
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
Georgetown University's Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) program takes a more holistic approach than other master's programs, providing you with the skills and experience that form the bedrock for advancement or change in any career.
Knowledge is ineffective without understanding, and that understanding is achieved only through interaction. Georgetown's program focuses on the exchange of dialogue, ideas, and perspectives that define humanity and continue to influence daily experiences.
The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies courses have roots in the past with an eye to the future. Throughout your time in the program, you will study the Crusades, the Federalist Papers, the Constitution, Shakespeare, Chaucer, Thomas Jefferson, Gandhi, and the legacy of Greece and Rome. You will explore neuroethics, cyberethics and global bioethics. You will examine the pursuit of peace, religion, politics, existentialism, and the search for meaning. You will scrutinize globalization, the American labor movement, and the values and issues in international affairs. And as you read, discuss, analyze, write, debate, and share within this close-knit community of scholars, you will grow—intellectually, culturally, and professionally.
Georgetown’s rich Jesuit tradition informs the common thread throughout the curriculum. Rooted in the core value of cura personalis ("care for the whole person"), the program emphasizes a comprehensive educational approach that cultivates the body, mind, and spirit.
Students may choose from two program tracks to earn the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree:
A Flexible Format
Designed for busy adults, the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program offers students flexible paths for pursuing their degrees without career interruption. Students may enroll on a part-time or full-time basis, and courses are offered in the evening on Georgetown University’s historic Hilltop campus.
With both thesis and non-thesis options, the program provides you with the freedom to tailor your degree to your unique personal and professional goals.
Financial Aid: No
International Financial Aid: No
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Loans Offered: Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Applicants may apply for loans by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA Code: 001445
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