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Master of Liberal Studies

Master of Liberal Studies

Requirements & Electives

Requirements & Electives


Proseminar (required)

  • LIBS D510 Introduction to Graduate Liberal Studies (3 cr.)

Core Seminars (all three required)

Each of the core courses is a graduate seminar combining detailed study of particular topics with broad interdisciplinary perspectives. These courses give students the opportunity to explore the connections that exist among the diverse discipline and perspectives that define contemporary knowledge. Students may repeat core seminars (each may be taken up to two more times with a different topic).

  • LIBS D501 Humanities Seminar Core Seminar (3 cr.)
  • LIBS D502 Social Sciences Seminar Core Seminar (3 cr.)
  • LIBS D503 Science Seminar Core Seminar (3 cr.)

Electives (no specific requirements)

Electives offer students a wide variety of choices with which to create programs of study suited to their individual interest. These elective courses may be selected to build support and background for the graduate project, or to enable students to more ably participate in the public intellectual, artistic, and cultural life of their communities.

  • LIBS D511 M.L.S. Humanities Elective (3 cr.) may each be repeated (with different topics) as many times as needed to complete the students’ goals
  • LIBS D512 M.L.S. Social Science Elective (3 cr.) may each be repeated (with different topics) as many times as needed to complete the students’ goals
  • LIBS D513 M.L.S. Science Elective (3 cr.) may each be repeated (with different topics) as many times as needed to complete the students’ goals
  • LIBS D514 Graduate Liberal Studies Overseas Study (max 6 cr.)
  • LIBS D594 Liberal Studies Directed Readings (max 6 cr.)
  • LIBS D596 Liberal Studies Independent Research (max 6 cr.)
    • M.L.S. students may take no more than a total of 6 credit hours of D594 and D596 combined.
  • LIBS D501 Humanities Seminar Core Seminar (3 cr.)
  • LIBS D502 Social Sciences Seminar Core Seminar (3 cr.)
  • LIBS D503 Science Seminar Core Seminar (3 cr.)