Online Master of Liberal Studies

Our master’s in liberal studies program allows you to study the humanities and teaches you how to apply what you’ve learned to your daily life. In this program, you’ll explore how conflicting ideas apply to the problems humans have confronted over the ages and consider the complex dimensions of contemporary issues. This program prepares you for careers in a variety of industries including marketing and education.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 05/17/2021


Total classes: 10

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 30

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What is a master’s in liberal studies?

A Master of Liberal Arts is an advanced degree that examines a variety of topics, ranging from cultural studies to film analysis. Its interdisciplinary approach encourages you to specialize in areas of personal or professional interest. By studying the great ideas from local to global contexts and cultures, you can gain skills applicable across nearly all professions. The program can develop your expertise in:

  • Analyzing conflicting ideas and concepts.
  • Critical thinking.
  • Research.
  • Writing.

What makes the Master of Liberal Studies program unique?

 

By leveraging multiple perspectives, our master’s in liberal studies encourages you to develop new and different ways of understanding and engaging in the world.

Another unique factor is the customization of course content. When you earn your master’s in liberal studies, you select the majority of your courses from a wide-ranging list of electives, allowing you to focus on topics that interest you. Additionally, you can seek exposure to new ideas and ways of thinking that you may not have had an opportunity to experience otherwise. The result is a degree that explores the integration of the humanities with political, religious, social and scientific questions within their cultural contexts.

Master’s in liberal studies classes

The master’s in libral studies program emphasizes choice, with plenty of electives available. Many of the core and elective classes are rich in media and all offer varied opportunities for debate and discussion. Key classes include:


Core

Writing about Social Issues


Core

Religion, Health and Culture


Core

Ethics, Science and Culture


Core

Film and Media Studies


Capstone

Applied Project


What can you do with a master’s in liberal studies?

After completing this program, you’ll qualify for professional roles in a variety of industries. Examples of possible careers include:

Editor.

Journalist.

Paraprofessional.

Policy analyst.

Publicist.

Diverse, experienced faculty who empower broad-based learning

Faculty in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts are deeply committed to exploration in their fields of work. Many of our faculty and staff are recognized both nationally and internationally for their achievements.

  • American Educational Research Association fellows.
  • American Psychological Association fellows.
  • Fulbright scholars.
  • Numerous achievement awards in fields from psychology to writing.

Diverse, experienced faculty who empower broad-based learning

Faculty in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts are deeply committed to exploration in their fields of work. Many of our faculty and staff are recognized both nationally and internationally for their achievements.

  • American Educational Research Association fellows.
  • American Psychological Association fellows.
  • Fulbright scholars.
  • Numerous achievement awards in fields from psychology to writing.

Master’s in liberal studies admission requirements

Applicants to the Master of Liberal Studies program must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts.

Application requirements

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Arizona State University is a global university recognized for its commitment to innovation, research and high-quality academic programs. Our university has been recognized with peer-reviewed honors from U.S. News & World Report.

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in innovation for 6 consecutive years, ahead of Stanford and MIT.

Top 10


best online bachelor’s programs.

Top 10%


best global universities.

80%


of graduates reported that their experiences at ASU inspired them to explore new career opportunities.

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