About this course
Employers want to hire liberal arts graduates because they tend to be innovative and independent thinkers with strong communication and reasoning skills. As a graduate student in the liberal arts, you’ll build a valuable base of knowledge and experience to enhance your professional career and personal life.
Graduate study in the liberal arts requires an interdisciplinary focus. With each required and elective course, students apply principles from history, social sciences, literature, and other discipline-specific coursework toward solving a central focus question, developed in coordination with the program coordinator.
As an MLA student and graduate, you’ll be well-rounded, knowledgeable in many subjects and able to draw from that knowledge and experience to answer questions, take sides in a debate or solve a problem. And you’ll acquire an appreciation for global perspectives, traditions, lifestyles and philosophies.
- A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university (or international equivalent)
- A grade point average of 3.0 or higher on all college or university academic work attempted
- A one-page statement of purpose which clarifies the student’s goals and gives a broad indication of the type of focus the student wishes to pursue. Applicants seeking the MLA Concentration in Public History should discuss public history as their area of focus.