The Master of Liberal Arts is an interdisciplinary degree that offers students the opportunity to take courses from a variety of graduate programs in the College of Liberal Arts and elsewhere in the University. Students are encouraged to develop an individual focus, based on their own interests and objectives and with the advice of the M.L.A. Director. Our students are generally working adults who want to grow intellectually by extending their liberal arts education. Some may be seeking to move toward the doctoral level in an area and want to prepare themselves for graduate work; others may be interested in changing careers and wish to gain post-baccalaureate experience. The M.L.A. might be relevant, for example, to those seeking to move into educational administration, library work, public policy, or teaching.
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education