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17 Masters Programs in Liberal Arts

Attaining a master’s degree often allows many students to expand both their academic and career horizons. Students can complete most master’s degree programs in fewer than three years. What is a Master in Liberal Arts? This type of program is typically pursued after obtaining a bachelor’s degree. Students usually must successfully complete a series of academic coursework. Liberal… Read more

Attaining a master’s degree often allows many students to expand both their academic and career horizons. Students can complete most master’s degree programs in fewer than three years.

What is a Master in Liberal Arts? This type of program is typically pursued after obtaining a bachelor’s degree. Students usually must successfully complete a series of academic coursework. Liberal arts programs may be interdisciplinary in nature and focus on topics from a variety of academic disciplines, such as social, natural and behavioral sciences and the humanities. Courses often require that students apply critical-thinking skills to complex issues. Students may need to complete a thesis to demonstrate their mastery of a specific topic. Master’s degree programs in liberal arts are attractive options for those students who appreciate the ability to tailor their learning experiences to their personal learning goals.

Earning a Master in Liberal Arts often helps graduates refine skills that can be used to gain employment, promotions or higher wages. Graduates usually acquire effective communication skills, critical-thinking skills and organizational skills.

The cost to complete a master’s program in liberal arts is contingent upon many factors, such as program duration and enrollment status. Specific cost information can be sought at each institution directly.

Those who earn a Master in Liberal Arts often find that they are highly sought after for advanced careers. Depending on the focus of a student’s coursework, he or she may find a position as a social worker, sociologist or human resource specialist, working with people and solving interpersonal and community issues. Graduates may become economists, writers or graphic designers as well, using their financial or creative specializations to analyze the world.

Obtaining a Master in Liberal Arts could play a key role in career advancement. Institutions of higher learning all over the world offer this type of program. To learn more, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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The New School
New York, USA

Through the Liberal Studies program, you will critically explore and intensively examine the core issues of our time. The MA in Liberal Studies offers practical writing tools ... +

Through the Liberal Studies program, you will critically explore and intensively examine the core issues of our time. The MA in Liberal Studies offers practical writing tools and guided in-depth study in cross-disciplinary courses taught by renowned faculty, who share the values of rigorous critical inquiry and thoughtful expression. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Drew University
Madison, USA

Arts and Letters is a graduate liberal studies program designed with working professionals in mind. Through a diverse set of course offerings, students work on analytical and ... +

Arts and Letters is a graduate liberal studies program designed with working professionals in mind. Through a diverse set of course offerings, students work on analytical and creative thinking while learning and synthesizing ideas. Coursework allows students to hone their writing and presentation skills. -
Master Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
European College for Liberal Studies
Barcelona, Spain +8 More

Upon successful completion of the study program students receive an international private Master of Arts (MA) in Liberal Studies degree awarded by the school's main campus in ... +

Upon successful completion of the study program students receive an international private Master of Arts (MA) in Liberal Studies degree awarded by the school's main campus in Zurich, Switzerland, based on the recommendation of the faculty of the local campuses where credits were earned, and upon the recommendation of the school's Academic Council. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
9 - 12 months
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 

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Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs
Washington, USA

Established in 1962, the Johns Hopkins Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) Program has gained national recognition for the quality of its teaching and the breadth of its course offer ... +

Established in 1962, the Johns Hopkins Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) Program has gained national recognition for the quality of its teaching and the breadth of its course offerings. The Johns Hopkins Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) is a unique, non-traditional graduate degree. Whereas most graduate programs ask you to become more and more specialized, the MLA expects you to both broaden and deepen your educational experience. -
Master
Part-time
English
Online
 
University of South Florida St. Petersburg - College of Arts & Sciences
Saint Petersburg, USA

The MLA in Liberal Studies offers two “build-your-own” tracks. In the Focused Studies track, students explore a particular subject from within the larger perspective of the li ... +

The MLA in Liberal Studies offers two “build-your-own” tracks. In the Focused Studies track, students explore a particular subject from within the larger perspective of the liberal arts, earning 18 of the 33 required hours in a specific discipline. As part of their core requirements, students may take courses in pedagogy and education, theory, or research methods, which would enable them to teach at the community college level (with the 18hrs), continue on for the Ph.D., or work in areas related to their chosen field of study. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Chambers College
Greeley, USA

The Master of Christian Liberal Arts degree program is designed to academically and spiritually help the scholar develop vision through knowledge of Biblical truth and provide ... +

The Master of Christian Liberal Arts degree program is designed to academically and spiritually help the scholar develop vision through knowledge of Biblical truth and provide additional effective tools for the scholar to advance the cause of Christ in society. Additionally, the program is to help the student grow in analytical thinking and knowledge of God's Word and ways. -
Master
Full-time
120 hours
English
Campus
 
Villanova University
Villanova, USA

LST students begin the program with two foundational courses, one ancient and one modern. The LST Foundation courses (Ancient and Modern) serve to give incoming LST students a ... +

LST students begin the program with two foundational courses, one ancient and one modern. The LST Foundation courses (Ancient and Modern) serve to give incoming LST students a broad background in some of the key texts and ideas of world civilization. In addition, they provide the LST students with an introduction to the skills and expectations which are consistent with graduate level work in the humanities and social sciences. -
MA
English
 
Houston Baptist University
Houston, USA

The mission of the Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) is to provide a broad and balanced spectrum of graduate courses that are interdisciplinary in nature and focused on the moral, ... +

The mission of the Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) is to provide a broad and balanced spectrum of graduate courses that are interdisciplinary in nature and focused on the moral, aesthetic, and intellectual values of the liberal arts. The Master of Liberal Arts program at HBU is dedicated to training students in the classical model of education, preparing them to serve in a variety of professions and vocations. The degree is designed for students desiring a broad and deep course of study in the liberal arts with an emphasis on the Great Books of the Western Tradition. -
Master
English
 
St. John's College
Annapolis, USA

Students earning the Master of Arts in Liberal Arts (MALA) formulate and respond to fundamental questions about themselves and their world by reading and discussing Western tr ... +

Students earning the Master of Arts in Liberal Arts (MALA) formulate and respond to fundamental questions about themselves and their world by reading and discussing Western tradition's great books. -
Master
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
North Carolina State University College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Raleigh, USA

Earn a master’s degree from NC State that meets your professional goals and your unique interests. Our Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) program puts you in charge: des ... +

Earn a master’s degree from NC State that meets your professional goals and your unique interests. Our Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) program puts you in charge: design your course of study, combining courses from different disciplines across the university. With our guidance, you build your own concentration, based on your interests, aspirations, and goals. Complete the program at your own pace, on your own terms. Your interdisciplinary MALS education broadens your horizons and cultivates skills valuable to employers – like thinking critically, communicating effectively, and synthesizing diverse perspectives. -
MA
English
 
Louisiana State University of Alexandria
Alexandria, USA

The Online Master of Arts in Liberal Arts is designed to provide graduate-level opportunities for students to pursue studies not provided by traditional department programs. G ... +

The Online Master of Arts in Liberal Arts is designed to provide graduate-level opportunities for students to pursue studies not provided by traditional department programs. Geared towards non-traditional students (especially working adults), the degree helps students pursue personal enhancement and serves as an incubator for programs of study not currently formally created. This program is ideal for students to reestablish their academic careers after professional or personal hiatus in a manner suited to their uniquely developed interests as well as time constraints. -
MA
English
 
Texas Christian University AddRan College of Liberal Arts
Fort Worth, USA

The Master of Liberal Arts program at TCU has something for everyone. Whether you’re interested in expanding your career opportunities, broadening your perspectives, or simply ... +

The Master of Liberal Arts program at TCU has something for everyone. Whether you’re interested in expanding your career opportunities, broadening your perspectives, or simply thriving as a lifelong learner– it all starts here. -
Master
English
Campus
 
Shinawatra University
Bang Toei, Thailand

People who operate a business or work in the media and television and radio business People working in corporate communications Public and private sectors People who want to e ... +

People who operate a business or work in the media and television and radio business People working in corporate communications Public and private sectors People who want to enter the media business such as productions, advertisements, public relations, organizing events, TV programs etc. People who work with different departments Of digital television stations such as marketing department, news department, entertainment department, media and television production department Social media department Copyright Department Program planning department, information department, etc. People who want to work as a teacher in communication arts or information and communication Have an academic career Or researcher in media information and communication -
Master
Thai
Campus
 
Sophia University
Chiyoda, Japan

The Faculty’s academic programs are designed to equip graduates with flexible and critical thinking, linguistic abilities, and cultural skills necessary to take the lead in br ... +

The Faculty’s academic programs are designed to equip graduates with flexible and critical thinking, linguistic abilities, and cultural skills necessary to take the lead in bridging differences and promoting understanding in today’s increasingly multicultural and complex world. Diversity in the FLA student body, comprised of over fifty nationalities, including students educated at Japanese and international high schools in Japan, as well as both degree students and exchange students from abroad, provides an ideal environment for achieving the FLA’s educational mission. -
Master
Japanese
Campus
 
Fort Hays State University Graduate School

Earning a Master of Liberal Studies degree from Fort Hays State University can help you see the world differently.

Earning a Master of Liberal Studies degree from Fort Hays State University can help you see the world differently. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
31 hours
English
Campus
Online