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Master of Liberal Studies / Literary Arts

Program Details

The Master of Liberal Studies is a unique, flexible degree program designed to meet your personal and educational goals. Expand your knowledge of literature and abilities in critical writing through courses in the English Department and earn a concentration in Literary Arts.


  • Must have an earned bachelor's degree and a minimum 2.5 GPA on your last 60 hours of undergraduate study
  • Official transcripts
  • International students with 3-year degrees will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the graduate dean
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Most students in the MLS concentration in Literary Arts have a Bachelor of Arts in English. However, if an applicant has at least twelve hours in English or English-related courses (not counting basic composition courses), and the applicant meets the admittance requirements of the MLS program, then the applicant is likely to be admitted

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission