University of Chicago

Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies

Master of Liberal Arts (MLA)


Wieboldt Hall 205A,1050 E. 59th Street

Pick Hall 301

Chicago, IL 60637

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Liberal Arts

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Liberal Arts program offers a liberal education through graduate coursework in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Explore the liberal arts, challenge yourself, and see the world in new ways. Courses are taught by world-renowned University of Chicago faculty drawn from the divisions across the University. MLA Courses last ten weeks, and meet once a week for three hours. They are offered weekday evenings and Saturday mornings to accommodate working students, and are available in the Autumn, Winter, and Spring academic quarters. In a given quarter, students may enroll part-time (1-2 courses) or full time (3-4 courses). The program is designed so that students can complete the 9-course requirement in as a little as a year, but students have up to five years to complete the program. Our students come from all walks of life—some seek context for future studies and career advancement, others seek self-enrichment. In the classroom, students listen to insightful lectures and engage in lively discussions. Graduates are awarded a masters degree from the University of Chicago and become part of the alumni community. 


Higher Learning Commission and North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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