The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program allows adult learners to revisit the liberal arts in a way that integrates education with life. It is geared toward part-time adult learners, with most participants taking one or two courses a semester. The classes, held one evening a week for two and a half hours, are taught by experienced, enthusiastic faculty in a relaxed environment. Faculty and students alike learn and explore ideas of intrinsic worth and interest in the humanities, arts and sciences.
The program’s three core courses are team-taught by two professors from different disciplines. The interdisciplinary nature of the courses allows students and teachers to explore with breadth the topic at hand and to break through the boundaries that may be associated with discipline-specific thinking.
The personal benefits of the program are numerous and potentially life-long. Students with a commitment for learning revisit areas they were passionate about as undergraduates or topics that may have piqued their interest in the years following graduation. With an emphasis on critical reading, writing, thinking, and communicating, the program benefits the individual in myriad ways. Students can expect to acquire and hone the skills that will allow them to be more articulate world citizens and greater contributors in any professional organization or career setting.
As a side note, the unique attributes of the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program may be of both personal and professional interest to educators. This program can be applied toward the master’s degree requirement for teachers who are seeking professional certification in the state of New York. Additional coursework in the area of initial certification may be required.
International Student Requirements:
Submission of a World Education Services (WES) evaluation of the Bachelors degree equivalency, Declaration of Finances form, Bank Affidavit, and TOEFL score.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: 30
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 798 USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Large Suburb
Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999