Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

Program Details

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

The online Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) offers innovative, project-based courses that develop the skills needed by today’s employers. Students learn to think critically, use data strategically, see the big picture, and adapt to change. They utilize these skills in liberal education courses to become integrative thinkers and empathic leaders. By applying these in-demand skills to real-world problems, MALS graduates gain the depth and breadth they need to thrive in the contemporary workplace.

MALS is a full member of the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs (AGLSP). The program is open to all college graduates regardless of their undergraduate majors.

Program at a Glance

  • 33 credit hours
  • 7-week courses offered fully online
  • Can be completed in as little as 18 months
  • Geared toward working adults
  • Fully accredited by SACS
  • Develops in-demand workplace skills
  • Offers an innovative alternative to MBA or MEd
  • No GRE or GMAT required

Certificate in Global Studies

Broaden your knowledge of world cultures and economic, environmental and social issues. Taught by the same professors as the online Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program, the certificate will teach you to make connections between knowledge of particular parts of the world and the larger trends and issues that affect all societies. Core courses include The Contemporary World, The Global Economy and Global Perspectives in the Sciences.

Program at a Glance

  • 7-week courses offered fully online
  • 15 credit hours (9 required; 6 elective)
  • No GRE or GMAT Required

Take just one class. Or more.

Are you interested in taking just one class or maybe even two? You can.

As a visiting student at UNCG, you can take up to three courses from the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies curriculum without being admitted to the degree program. (You can take one MALS course without being admitted to the certificate program.) Visiting students apply through the Graduate Department’s Visions program.