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Liberal Arts, M.L.A.

Established in 1933, this interdisciplinary graduate program has been an anchor in the Graduate and Professional Studies division for nearly a century. Now you'll have the opportunity to advance as you hone your skills.

Degree Types
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Program Cost
$548 per credit
Total credits

Tailored to Your Goals, Your Life

The Master of Liberal Arts Program is an interdisciplinary graduate program for adults interested in crossing the boundaries of a traditional, career-oriented approach. It is of particular interest to those who want to explore new disciplines in the liberal arts, who wish to supplement their professional education by continued intellectual growth, or who simply wish to satisfy their continuing intellectual curiosity and creativity.

The Master of Liberal Arts program is popular with recent college graduates who want to continue their education, as well as educators who desire an alternative to traditional education graduate programs. A number of elementary, middle, and high school educators have used the program to accumulate continuing professional education credits required in Maryland and Pennsylvania.

McDaniel College is a member of the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs.

Why McDaniel for M.L.A.

We’ve designed our program to make sure it meets the needs of today’s adult students.

  • Reputation. McDaniel’s graduate programs are respected across Maryland and the region.
  • Convenience. Courses are offered at times convenient for working adults, both in-person and online.
  • Flexibility. The self-designed course of study means you’ll get personalized guidance to build a program that meets your unique professional goals.

What You Need to Know About the M.L.A. Degree

Admissions Requirements

Applicants to the program must submit:

  • Completed application for graduate study
  • Official transcripts verifying completion of an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0

Degree Requirements

• 30 semester hours

• Minimum 3.0 GPA, limit of one course at or below "C"

• Completion of a 3-credit Final Project, equivalent in scope to a master’s thesis

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