- Prospective students
- Current students
- Travel study
- News & events
- 30th anniversary
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 thought through part-time courses online or at Simon Fraser University (SFU)'s Harbour Centre, located in the heart of downtown Vancouver.
Why Liberal Studies?
Graduate Liberal Studies (GLS) is for individuals who wish to expand their intellectual horizons through graduate level study in an atmosphere that is cooperative, respectful and challenging. The program differs from conventional graduate programs in three ways:
GLS focuses on breadth of learning, integrating knowledge from many of the traditional disciplines in order to provide an intellectual grounding in ideas and values that have shaped our culture.
GLS is designed for the working adult, the part-time student. Seminars are scheduled during evening and weekend hours at SFU's downtown campus, and the degree can be completed over a period of over three to four years.
The program emphasizes a community of inquiry and discussion in addition to independent research. Our seminars, designed especially for GLS, are taught by faculty members chosen for their enthusiasm for teaching adults.
What our students say about us
"GLS opened new avenues for me at a time when I was becoming intellectually and professionally restless."
"GLS changed my direction completely. After a PhD and two post-docs I am now a senior research fellow in a field I didn’t know existed before GLS."
Master of arts in liberal studies
Got a question?
Contact the GLS office at email@example.com.