Liberal Studies M.A.L.S.

UNH Liberal Studies students
Liberal Studies M.A.L.S.

As of January 15, 2019, the MALS program is resuming its acceptance of applications. Applications for entrance to the program in fall 2019 are welcome.

Program Overview

The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program will no longer be accepting new students. Current M.A.L.S. students will continue to have access to the same high-quality education and resources until they graduate.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the master of arts in liberal studies is selective. A bachelor's degree is required for admission. Students will be asked to provide relevant transcripts of their educational experience, a resume, and letters of recommendation. They will also be asked to submit a brief essay describing why they are particularly interested in this program and indicating the sort of interdisciplinary focus or area of learning in which they might like to concentrate their study. The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is not required but is helpful.


Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
110 Murkland Hall
15 Library Way
Durham, NH 03824

Phone: (603) 862-2062

Curriculum & Requirements

Degree Requirements

The program consists of 30 credits divided into three parts: a core seminar specifically designed for and required of every student, to be taken within one year of entrance to the program; a concentration made up of at least five elective courses chosen from various disciplines across the liberal arts that centers on an interdisciplinary theme or topic; and a 6 credit master's thesis LS 899 or a 6 credit project LS 898, which is intended to act as an integrating capstone experience for liberal studies students.

LS 800Core Seminar 14
Select a concentration 220
LS 898Master's Project 36
or LS 899 Master's Thesis
Total Credits30

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All newly-enrolled students for fall 2019 will be required to take a designated College of Liberal Arts graduate seminar in the fall term as their core seminar.

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