Georgetown University

School of Continuing Studies

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies


Box 571011 - Poulton Hall 2nd. Floor

Suite 202

Washington, DC 20057

United States





Program Information

Degree Offered:

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies,

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Featuring an interdisciplinary, values-oriented curriculum, the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies provides students with an enriching and comprehensive educational experience. The program offers courses that range from the classical era to the post-modern age, spanning across subjects such as art, literature, religion, history, politics, and international affairs. With a strong emphasis on educating the whole person, the program promotes inquiry, intellect, and curiosity, while striving to provide students with the sought-after qualities and skills that are in high demand in today’s marketplace. The program does not have any formal concentrations; rather, students have the opportunity to design their own program, tailoring their studies to align with their interests and aspirations. Designed for working professionals, the program offers options for full-time and part-time enrollment. Students can choose from two tracks to complete their degree—the 30-credit degree plan, which includes a three-credit thesis, or the 36-credit degree plan, which has no thesis. While each student’s path to completing a graduate degree varies depending on their area of focus, all students complete substantive foundational courses in liberal studies.


All programs offered by Georgetown are accredited through the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

International Student Requirements:

International candidates who hold the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree are welcome to apply. An official course-by-course evaluation from World Education Services or Educational Credential Evaluators will be required to confirm the equivalency of education completed outside of the United States. International applicants for whom English is not their native language must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. Complete admissions requirements are available on our website.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Finacial assistance is available to those who qualify. Applicants may apply for loans by completing the Free Applicaion for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA Code: 001445

Locale: Large City

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