Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS)
The University of Maine Graduate School offers a Maine Studies Interdisciplinary Master of Arts Degree within the Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) program. This degree program offers students the opportunity to design an interdisciplinary study of Maine through classes in literature, history, folklore, Native American studies, Franco-American studies, woman’s studies, geology, geography, political science, and other disciplines. Students will also participate in interdisciplinary seminars.
The Maine Studies graduate program allows students to pursue Maine-related interdisciplinary interests such as Wabanaki culture and the environment, poverty and public policy, immigrant history and culture, woman’s work and the economy, the art and culture of the coast, or folklore and labor history, to name just a few examples of interdisciplinary research areas. While providing a better understanding of the state’s problems and opportunities, both past and present, this interdisciplinary liberal arts program will also sharpen students’ research and critical thinking skills and deepen their understanding of Maine. The program will help prepare students for careers in such areas as teaching, government, business, historical preservation, or social services.
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