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About GLS

Graduate Liberal Studies (GLS) at Simon Fraser University is an interdisciplinary master of arts program designed for part-time studies at SFU’s downtown Vancouver campus.

The only program of its kind in Canada, GLS is both flexible and diverse, allowing working individuals to explore the ideas and values that shape our culture.

Note: GLS is now accepting applications for its Fall 2022 Remote Cohort! Join a small group of students from across B.C. in tackling the big questions weekly by Zoom leading to a Masters in Liberal Studies. Two recommended in-person instructional/social weekends at SFU Vancouver, one in fall and one in spring to coincide with our Jim Babcock Lecture in Liberal Studies.

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Why liberal studies?

Master of arts

Join a community of learning

Are you ready to further your academic studies at a graduate level? Our master of arts program is designed for working students to engage with graduate-level discussion and coursework through part-time courses at SFU's Harbour Centre.

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Explore the world

Interested in studying in the U.K., Italy or Spain?  One of the highlights of Graduate Liberal Studies is our Travel Study option.

GLS students have many opportunities to participate in full-credit field school courses organized by Simon Fraser University (SFU) or by other universities with GLS programs.

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Travel study

Current students