Master of Liberal Arts

Program Requirements

All MLA candidates must complete the following as part of the 37-hour program:

  • LA5003: MLA seminar, a one-hour introductory class (first fall semester)
  • LA6103 and LA6203: Truth, Order and Beauty I and II, a two-semester (6 hour) core sequence
  • One of the following:
    • LA6503 and LA6513: Liberal Arts Thesis Project I & II (6 hours)
    • LA6543 and LA6553: Liberal Arts Thesis I & Thesis II (6 hours)
    • LA6123: Internship (track-appropriate)
  • 18 hours of 6000-level courses (unless otherwise specified).

Off-Track Electives Requirement

Candidates electing to follow tracks in English Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, Rhetoric and Philosophy, Philosophy, Teaching English in the Two-Year College, or Social Sciences will select two or three off-track electives. At least one of these courses must be designated interdisciplinary (denoted by an asterisk in the course listings).

Capstones

Before receiving an MLA degree, each candidate must complete either a thesis or thesis project unless completing the Teaching English in the Two-Year College track. Each candidate will also produce an MLA Portfolio.

Each student must maintain a 3.0 grade point average to maintain non-probationary status in the program.