M.S. Liberal Studies

The Graduate Studies Program, in conjunction with the College of Arts & Sciences, advises students seeking a Master of Science in Liberal Studies (MSLS). The MSLS is an interdisciplinary degree created for those who are seeking generalized graduate-level education with one or two concentration areas, and is designed for a wide spectrum of individuals.

LIBS 5300Interdisciplinarity3
LIBS 5310Interdisciplinary Methods3
LIBS 5398Interdisciplinary Capstone3
LIBS 5090Comprehensive Examination0
Graduate hours in the selected field of emphasis15
Additional Electives
Graduate hours outside the emphasis area12
Total Semester Credit Hours36

Course Information and Schedule 

The Course Information page includes a complete list of courses and course descriptions. 

See the courses offered this semester using the Online Course Schedule.

Program-Level Student Learning Outcomes 

  1. Locate scholarly arguments within the disciplinary concerns that define them.

  2. Examine one's own scholarly interests within some established or still developing set of methodologies and scholarship.

  3. Combine and, when appropriate, integrate the theories and methodologies from multiple disciplines into one project.

  4. Evaluate intellectual questions against a set of contexts including, but not limited to, political, historical, material, cultural, racial, ethical, national, and geographic contexts.

  5. Author original research that exhibits the advanced critical-thinking and communication skills necessary for effective professional and other social or cultural contexts.

  6. Develop habits of critical inquiry that include self-direction and self-reflection.