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Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies provides a path for life-long learning which fits with the liberal arts tradition of Albertus Magnus College. This graduate level study offers learners an exploration into social, scientific, and humanistic dimensions of human experience as a framework for successful living in our increasingly interdependent world.

The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program offers a flexible approach to discovery and self-knowledge through coursework and independent study in a variety of subject areas. Students develop critical thinking, communication, and research skills through lively and informed class discussions. Courses explore four thematic areas:

  1. Society and Culture
  2. Arts and Humanities
  3. Science, Technology and Environmental Studies
  4. Religion, Philosophy and Moral Choice

Open doors to personalized learning opportunities that allow students to customize their own course of study with subjects where they have the most interest. What can our students do with a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies? The answer is: whatever they want to!

The Albertus Difference

What Makes Liberal Studies at Albertus Different?


  • Hands-on, experiential learning
  • Interdisciplinary perspectives
  • Emphasis on collaborative work


  • Personally invested professors
  • Small class sizes
  • Innovative, well-rounded programs
  • Resources and opportunities for research


  • Lively extracurricular activities
  • Campus-wide events
  • Service and community engagement


  • Active career counseling
  • Opportunity-building networks
  • Access to internships and professional experiences
Hands-On Learning

The Albertus Liberal Studies Degree Program

In its dedication to a liberal arts and values-based education, the Master of Liberal Studies program at Albertus teaches the importance of the mind and the human spirit. At Albertus, we believe that training in the liberal arts is excellent preparation for a fulfilling life. 

This program leads the student through an integrated study of the human person, of our human community in its various cultures and civilizations, and in its approaches to the natural environment. Students are provided with opportunities to think critically and communicate clearly.

Online & On Campus

Create Your Flexible Liberal Studies Schedule

Offered in an accelerated format, most students can complete their Liberal Studies degree in a year and a half while only having to take two classes at a time.

Students choose between the following:


  • Take 1 to 2 classes every 8 weeks
  • Work from the comfort of your own home
  • Have the ability to work on assignments on your own time, at your own pace


  • Take 1 to 2 classes every 8 weeks
  • Classes are a combination of in-class session and online assignments
  • Attend class on campus one night per week, while all other assignments are done from the comfort of home
  • Benefit from in-class discussions while completing projects and assignments from home


  • Choose to take classes in either a blended or online format
  • Select the format that works best for you every time you register for a new course
  • Learn more about the FLEX format

Where Will Your Liberal Studies Degree take You?

With a Master of Liberal Studies, job opportunities span across almost every industry, field, trade, or business our students choose to pursue. The degree teaches how to think, how to work, and how to communicate with others.

Possible career paths with a Master of Arts degree in Liberal Studies include:

Faculty Member
Marketing Manager
Academic Advisor
Director of Safety
Director of International Programs
IT Specialist
Technical Writer

Liberal Studies Courses

The M.A. in Liberal Studies is awarded upon the successful completion of 33 graduate credits.

Each student must take at least one course (3 credits) in each of the following four thematic areas: Society and Culture, Arts and Humanities, Science, Technology and Environmental Studies, Religion, Philosophy and Moral Choice.

After completion of a total of ten classes (30 credits), students design their own Final Project, which may be a creative work, a traditional thesis or a combination of both. Some recent Final Projects have explored the nature of art and mysticism, offered poetic and musical compositions, and interpreted Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

What We will Need from you

Liberal Studies Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the Liberal Studies program, applicants must submit the following:

  • A completed application and a $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.8 on a 4.0 system
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges attended
  • For non-native English speakers, minimum TOEFL score of 550 paper-based, 80 internet-based, or 213 computer-based
  • Proof of immunization in accordance with Connecticut State requirements
  • For online degrees, a valid Driver’s License or DMV Photo ID
  • For applicants who intend to use Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Educational Benefits
    • Military, university and college transcripts
    • Certification of Eligibility letter or, for reservists, Notice of Basic Eligibility
    • Veteran’s Intent to Register form
  • Two letters of recommendation from former professors or professional associates
  • A written essay of 500–600 words, double spaced, detailing the applicant’s professional interests, reasons for applying to the program, and educational expectations.
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