Master of Liberal Arts
The Master of Liberal Arts program, offered through Baker University, allows inpiduals to earn a degree entirely online. Students are expected to take courses in creative arts, sciences, interdisciplinary liberal arts and history to complete 36 credit hours.
Earning a degree in Liberal Arts allows students to explore a vast array of topics during their course of learning. Inpiduals in the program expand their knowledge of literature, film, and music to gain an appreciation for the arts. Studying culture and various religions leads to a better understanding of other’s beliefs and traditions. Through management courses, students strengthen their leadership and communication skills by facilitating group work.
Before graduation can be considered, inpiduals will need to complete a capstone project where students compile a written pre-course survey, final survey, and form explaining accumulated artifacts (papers, assignments, projects) from MLA coursework. The portfolio will be presented at the end of the MLA program, either the end of fall or spring semesters. Capstone projects need to be approved by an academic advisor before beginning. Some examples of appropriate capstone projects include: an extensive research paper, philosophical essay, or an original research project. To be considered for entrance into the program, a completed application and fee, official transcript, and TOEFL scores can be sent to Baker University.
Degree Level: Master
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Founded in 1858 in Baldwin City, Kansas, Baker University celebrates the title as the first university in Kansas. Named after a well-noted Methodist bishop, Osmon Cleander Baker, the University has continued to grow and expand. Today, Baker retains affiliations with the United Methodist Church and has seven campuses extending from Kansas to Missouri. Baker University confers associate’s and bachelor’s, along with graduate degrees, and is comprised of four schools, including the:
- College of Arts and Sciences
- School of Professional and Graduate Studies
- School of Nursing
- School of Education
For students that require greater flexibility, especially working professionals, Baker University offers online programs and courses. Online classes meet the same academic standards as on-campus programs and professors hold no less than a Master’s degree in their discipline. Classes meet asynchronously, and students can log into the Moodle learning management system 24/7 to access assignments and class information. Twenty-four hour technical support is also available. Students complete one course at a time, ranging from six to eight weeks in length, and year-round classes and ongoing start dates afford students the opportunity to complete degrees in accelerated plans.
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