About this course
The Master of Liberal Arts at St. Edward’s allows you to design a program that serves to foster your passions and further your intellectual pursuits. Students in this program engage in a process of self-discovery that leads to a further refinement of skills, knowledge, and ability, leading toward a successful career path.
You will have the opportunity to take classes that align with your goals. Regardless of which courses you choose, students in this program develop the critical thinking skills and knowledge needed to approach situations from varying perspectives.
Liberal Arts majors benefit from the opportunities to deepen their understanding of the human experience. This happens through examination of topics in a multitude of subjects, including English, anthropology, psychology, history, criminal justice, global processes, and communications. Professors actively challenge students to think both creatively and analytically. Throughout your coursework, your professors will help you develop strong persuasive writing and oral communication skills.
Toward the end of the program, you will engage in a special project of practical application. During this project, you will draw from the collective body of knowledge you have acquired throughout the program, and leverage the skills and tools you have acquired. This will result in an original body of work. You will present your commentary on a particular subject in the form of your choosing, whether it is art, multimedia, writing, or dialogue.
Your complete application will include:
Online application and $50 application fee (waived if you apply by the early or priority deadline)
Essay – Describe your background and interests and explain why you wish to pursue the degree you are applying for and what you hope to accomplish in this degree program (3–5 pages)
Professional résumé or detailed work history
For MAC, MSEM and MACSD: competitive GRE test scores*
For MAC and MSEM: two letters of recommendation
For students who received instruction in a language other than English, TOEFL or IELTS exam scores, and transcripts submitted through a Foreign Credential Evaluation Service — such as AACRAO, Foreign Credentials Service of America or WES (World Education Services, Inc.) — are required.
*For applicants with a strong undergraduate GPA and three years of full-time work experience, we can waive the GRE or GMAT requirement and grant conditional admission. If admitted conditionally, your academic record will undergo review once you complete 12 hours of graduate study at St. Edward's. If you have earned a 3.0 GPA or higher, you may continue with your program.