Time Commitment

The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree requires a demanding program of reading and writing consistent with graduate level education.

Students with major family or work commitments are advised to undertake the program at the rate of one seminar each Fall and Spring.

Courses meet for three hours one evening each week, and occasionally on Saturday. Students in the first year should plan to attend pre-class dinners and other activities that may be scheduled to encourage a community of learning. Students admitted to the program are required to attend a short introductory course during a weekend in the summer.

Students may begin the program only in the Fall semester and for the first two years may take courses during the Fall and Spring semesters only. The extended essay and project completion options can be undertaken during the summer, at the later stages of course work or following completion of six courses.