Ellis College of Arts and Sciences

Master of Liberal Arts

Advanced liberal arts education that challenges the mind and invigorates the spirit

The Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) program at Henderson State University offers advanced study to candidates from a variety of backgrounds in an accessible, flexible, interdisciplinary context.

The program’s multiple tracks allow students to blend their particular interests, talents, and experiences to develop programs relevant to them, both personally and professionally. Our graduates possess the skills to pursue further graduate study—in Ph.D., Law, or MFA programs, for example—or otherwise advance in existing or new careers, including in community college-level teaching.

Henderson's MLA program offers a number of graduate assistantships, which provide tuition waivers and monthly stipends to candidates who teach and work on campus.

Major Tracks

Graduate Certificates


Apply directly to the Henderson State University Graduate School.

Applicants to the Master of Liberal Arts Program must complete an interview with the MLA Program Director.  Graduate Certificate applications do not require an interview.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the MLA program, please feel free to ask them through this Contact Form (Google account required).

Or you may contact the program through the point of contact listed below.

Megan Hickerson, PhD
Professor of History & Director, Master of Liberal Arts Program
Henderson State University
1100 Henderson Street
HSU Box 7581
Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001