Online Master of Liberal Studies

The online Master of Liberal Studies offers students a multidisciplinary approach to human ideas and values. This ASU program, offered through The College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, is intended for students seeking a graduate degree that explores the integration of the humanities with political, religious, social and scientific questions within their cultural contexts.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 10/12/2020


Total classes: 10

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 30

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Details

The Master of Liberal Studies is purposefully designed to move beyond the narrow confines of a single academic discipline. Instead of looking at the world through the limited lens of one discipline, the MLS closely matches the broader way we learn on a daily basis; it provides us with many different ways to understand the world.

The program includes three core seminars that explore transdisciplinary approaches to problems and issues articulated by the study of individuals in society and one culminating applied project. Graduates come away with an expanded understanding of the world and with research and writing skills that are applicable to nearly all professions.

Featured courses

Students choose three of the four required core courses listed to fulfill the nine credit hour core requirement. Students choose six topics within MLS 598 to fulfill the 18 credit hours of electives.


Required core

MLS 501 Writing About Social Issues (3)


Required core

MLS 502 Religion, Health and Culture (3)


Required core

MLS 503 Ethics, Science and Culture (3)


Required core

MLS 504 Film and Media Studies (3)


Culminating experience

MLS 593 Applied Project (3)


Related Careers

Graduates with an ASU Online Master of Liberal Studies have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Editor

Journalist

Para-professional

Publicist

Policy analyst

Prestigious faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Prestigious faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts.

Application requirements

English proficiency

The largest and most diverse college at ASU

ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences takes a transdisciplinary approach to education with a vast spectrum of degrees in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. We inspire students to be socially aware, critical thinkers and global citizens.

25,500+


currently enrolled students.

$140 million


in research expenditures in 2018.

23


interdisciplinary schools and departments.

95+


undergraduate degrees.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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