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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS)


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Content Area

A logical selection of courses in the student’s area of interest (e.g.: Literature and Cultural Studies, History, Mathematics, Natural Science, Sociology/Anthropology, Creative Writing, Global Studies, Environmental Studies).

36 credits: Program of study to be designed in consultation with an academic
advisor in the content area.

Guidelines:
• At least 9 credits of research seminars at the graduate level
• One masters-level research/analysis project of at least one semester
and a minimum of 3 credits
• The program of study must be clearly and logically defined and
must be approved by the relevant academic department and the
Coordinator of Liberal Studies

Interdisciplinary

A logical selection of courses combining disciplines in the student’s areas of
interest.

36 credits: 24 in a primary area, 12 in a secondary area; program of study to be
designed in consultation with an academic advisor in the primary area.

Guidelines:
• At least 9 credits of research seminars at the graduate level
• One masters-level research/analysis project of at least one semester
and a minimum of 3 credits
• The program of study must be clearly and logically defined and
must be approved by the relevant academic department and the
Coordinator of Liberal Studies

Multidisciplinary

A logical selection of courses across multiple disciplines in the student’s areas of
interest.

36 credits, balanced across a minimum of three disciplines with a minimum of 9
credits in each; program of study to be designed in consultation with academic
advisors in each of the disciplines (one advisor may serve as primary advisor).

Guidelines:
• At least 9 credits of research seminars at the graduate level, with at
least one seminar in each of three disciplines
• One masters-level research/analysis project of at least one semester
and a minimum of 3 credits
• Up to three courses (9-12 credits) may be taken at the
undergraduate level to incorporate a discipline or field in which the
student has limited undergraduate training, with the permission of
the relevant academic departments and the Coordinator of Liberal
Studies
• The program of study must be clearly and logically defined and
must be approved by the relevant academic departments and the
Coordinator of Liberal Studies

Secondary Teaching

A logical selection of courses both in the secondary content area in Curriculum &
Instruction or Education.

36 Credits: 24 in the content area, 12 in Curriculum & Instruction or Education
(recommended); program of study to be designed in consultation with an
academic advisor in the content area, with assistance from a faculty member
in Education or Graduate Education.

Guidelines:
• At least 9 credits of research seminars at the graduate level
• One masters-level research/analysis project of at least one semester
and a minimum of 3 credits
• The program of study must be clearly and logically defined and
must be approved by the relevant academic department and the
Coordinator of Liberal Studies

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