Master of Liberal Studies

The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MA, ALM, MLA, MLS or MALS) is a graduate degree that aims to provide both depth and breadth of study in the liberal arts. It is by nature an interdisciplinary program, generally pulling together coursework from a number of the humanities and social sciences. Similar graduate degrees are known as Master of Liberal Arts (MLA), Master of Liberal Studies (MLS), Artium Liberalium Magister (ALM), and Doctor of Liberal Studies (DLS). Characteristics that distinguish these degrees include curricular flexibility and interdisciplinary synthesis via Master's thesis or capstone project. Often these programs offer an option of part-time enrollment to accommodate the life responsibilities of adult students. Like other Master's degree programs, students generally enroll in a master's in liberal studies only after receiving a bachelor's degree. As of 2005, there were over 130 colleges and universities offering liberal arts master's programs. Admissions criteria vary by institution. Postgraduate liberal studies originated at Wesleyan University in 1953. Administrators sought to 'break graduate education free' from what they perceived as 'the bonds of overspecialization' then prevalent at colleges and universities throughout the United States and Europe. Initially aimed at professors and teachers, postgraduate liberal studies quickly gained popularity and became a cause célèbre during the progressive education movements of the 1960s. Then as now, Liberal Studies programs tend to draw courses and instructors from across a university's postgraduate curriculum. Students often devise unique courses of study to suit their individual interests. Typically liberal arts graduate programs are designed to counter the trend in modern education toward specialization and toward a career focus, offering instead the opportunity to explore ideas, to pursue knowledge for the sake of knowledge, and learning for the joy of the intellectual challenge. Many institutions followed Wesleyan's initiative. Early proponents of graduate liberal studies included Dartmouth College, Texas Christian University, Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University and Southern Methodist University. Certain colleges and universities, such as Stanford, Stony Brook University, Northwestern University and Harvard University began to offer postgraduate liberal studies courses through their respective continuing education divisions; however, increasingly during the past two decades, institutions have incorporated liberal studies degree programs into traditional postgraduate divisions, (e.g. Columbia University, and San Diego State University). In 2005, Georgetown University became the world's first university to offer a Doctor of Liberal Studies. The Doctorate in Liberal Studies is offered through The School of Continuing Studies and the Graduate School at Georgetown. The Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs supports the work of the many member universities and colleges by holding a national conference each year and by publishing Confluence: The Journal of Graduate Liberal Studies, which features writing by faculty and students of the member institutions.

Related Degrees

No Information Available

Universities

No Information Available

Content Developerviews:  0

no description   [more]

Content Writer views:  0

no description   [more]

Cabin Crewviews:  0

no description   [more]

Traineeviews:  0

no description   [more]

Traineeviews:  0

no description   [more]

Team Leaderviews:  50

no description   [more]

Sales Managerviews:  37

no description   [more]

Service Associateviews:  34

no description   [more]

Service Manager views:  40

no description   [more]

Sales Associateviews:  38

no description   [more]

Security Officerviews:  97

Security Personnel   [more]

Website/Graphic Designerviews:  139

Design or create websites, graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs   [more]

Journalistviews:  65

A journalist collects, writes and distributes news and other information. A journalist's work is referred to as journalism.   [more]

Television producerviews:  79

The primary role of a television producer is to oversee all aspects of video production, ranging from show idea development and cast hiring to shoot supervision and fact-checking. It is often the producer who is responsible for the television sho ...   [more]

Administration - Management Traineeviews:  179

Performing internship within one or several departments   [more]

Credit Risk - Analystviews:  128

Evaluate individual credit applications for final approval from Credit Risk Manager   [more]

Legal Staffviews:  239

Subject matter expert in one field.   [more]

Driverviews:  218

Driver for senior representatives or administrative tasks   [more]

Portfolio Managerviews:  204

Senior Portfolio Analyst to support management team in translation of reports into actionable decisions.   [more]

Portfolio Analystviews:  172

Evaluation of credit portfolio to identify short and long term trends.   [more]

View More

Cross Cultural Trainingviews:  368

Cross cultural training aims to develop awareness between people where a common cultural framework does not exist.   [more]

Neuro-linguistic programming views:  224

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is an approach to communication, personal development and psychotherapy. The title refers to a stated connection between the neurological processes, language and ...   [more]

Conflict Management views:  274

Conflict management involves implementing strategies to limit the negative aspects of conflict and to increase the positive aspects of conflict at a level equal to or higher than where the conflic ...   [more]

Customer Service views:  345

Skills to serve customers before, during and after a purchase.   [more]

Telephone Skillsviews:  359

Refers to telephone etiquettes and skills to bring about sales or get the desired outcome.   [more]

Business Writing views:  329

Business Writing refers to the writing assignment for business purposes. It is usually more formal than conversations and general writing.   [more]

Time Management views:  241

The act or process of planning and exercising conscious control over the amount of time spent on specific activities, especially to increase effectiveness, efficiency or productivity.   [more]

Entrepreneurshipviews:  277

Business acumen used to transform innovations into economic goods   [more]

Negotiation skillsviews:  293

Skills required to reach a point of understanding, resolve conflict, gain advantage in outcome of dialogue between two parties are called negotiation skills.   [more]

Employee engagementviews:  340

Employee engagement or worker engagement is a business management concept. It involves using techniques to further involve employees in the work to further the company's interests.   [more]

Project Management views:  292

Project Management is the discipline of planning, organizing, securing, managing, leading and controlling resources to achieve specific goals.   [more]

Supply Chain Managementviews:  239

Supply Chain Management (SCM) is the management of a network of interconnected businesses involved in the provision of product and service packages required by the end customers in a supply chain. ...   [more]

Business Etiquetteviews:  390

Business etiquette is the way you handle yourself in a business and social environment . It can range from meetings with the boss to meetings with clients and customers - and knowing the right thi ...   [more]

Corporate Social Responsibiltyviews:  297

CSR policy functions as a built-in, self-regulating mechanism whereby a business monitors and ensures its active compliance with the spirit of the law, ethical standards, and international norms. ...   [more]

Creative Leadershipviews:  297

Creative leadership is the ability to think beyond the conventional leadership methods and strategies to lead effectively   [more]

Networking skillsviews:  307

Training to improve networking skills to succeed at the workplace   [more]

Effective Communication Skillsviews:  261

Training to provide you with the communication skills required to succeed in the competitive corporate world   [more]

Critical Thinking Skillsviews:  327

Training to sharpen critical thinking skills for better performance at work   [more]

Sales Trainingviews:  220

Training to help individuals become better at the act of selling a product or service   [more]

AutoCadviews:  275

AutoCad is a software application for computer aided design (CAD) and drafting   [more]

View More

Master of Health Scienceviews:  106

The Master of Health Science (MHS) degree is a specialized master’s degree. Depending on the department and specific area of study, the MHS degree provides opportunities for advanced study and research (academic MHS programs) or prepares individu ...   [more]

Master of Electronic Business Technologiesviews:  102

no description   [more]

Master of Science in Renewable Energyviews:  145

While the renewable energy industry may be relatively young, several options exist for those looking to earn a degree in the subject. Master of Applied Science and Master of Arts degree programs are available in renewable energy technology or as ...   [more]

Master of Science in Global Medicineviews:  121

no description   [more]

Master of Science in Fire and Emergency Management Administrationviews:  129

no description   [more]

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Scienceviews:  137

no description   [more]

Master of Science in Tourism Marketingviews:  159

Tourism marketing professionals are responsible for advertising and publicizing a variety of goods and services, ranging from a hotel to a special event. Bachelor's and master's degrees in hospitality or business administration (preferably with a ...   [more]

Master of Geographyviews:  146

A master's degree in geography prepares students for an advanced career in geography and geographical research. Areas of geography include physical and environmental geography, human and regional geography, technical geography and behavioral geog ...   [more]

Bachelor of Science in Nursingviews:  122

no description   [more]

Master of Designviews:  109

A Master of Design (MDes, M.Des. or M.Design) is a postgraduate academic master degree in the field of Design awarded several academic institutions around the world. The degree level has different equivalecies; some MDes are equivalent to Master ...   [more]

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physicsviews:  144

no description   [more]

Master of Liberal Studiesviews:  146

The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MA, ALM, MLA, MLS or MALS) is a graduate degree that aims to provide both depth and breadth of study in the liberal arts. It is by nature an interdisciplinary program, generally pulling together coursework f ...   [more]

Bachelor of Engineeringviews:  155

The Bachelor of Engineering (commonly abbreviated as BEng or BE) is an academic degree awarded to a student after three to five years of studying engineering at universities in most countries. The nature of the qualification varies around the wor ...   [more]

Master of Accountancyviews:  171

The Master of Accountancy (MAcc, MAc, or MAcy), alternatively Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAcy or MPA or MPAcc) or Master of Science in Accountancy (MSAcy), is a graduate professional degree designed to prepare students for public accoun ...   [more]

Masters of Human Kineticsviews:  118

no description   [more]

Master of Chemistryviews:  121

A Master in Chemistry (or MChem) degree is a specific master's degree for courses in the field of Chemistry. In terms of course structure, MChem degrees have the same content that is usually seen in other degree programmes, i.e. lectures, laborat ...   [more]

Master of International Studiesviews:  103

The Master of International Studies, abbreviated MIS, is an academic postgraduate degree that prepares students for careers in government service, inter-governmental organizations (IGOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and multinational c ...   [more]

Master of Quantitative Financeviews:  144

A masters degree in quantitative finance concerns the application of mathematical methods to the solution of problems in financial economics. There are several like-titled degrees which may further focus on financial engineering, financial risk m ...   [more]

Master of Business Informaticsviews:  128

Master of Business Informatics (MBI) is a postgraduate degree in Business Informatics (BI). BI programs combine information technology (IT) and management courses and are common in central Europe . The first master programs in Business Informatic ...   [more]

Master of Financial Economicsviews:  121

A master’s degree in financial economics provides an understanding of theoretical finance and the underlying economic framework. The degree is postgraduate, and may incorporate a thesis or research component. Programs are often a joint offering b ...   [more]

View More

Graphs

Most Viewed Postions, Trainings and Degerees