Established in 1962, the Johns Hopkins Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) Program has gained national recognition for the quality of its teaching and the breadth of its course offerings.
The Johns Hopkins Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) is a unique, non-traditional graduate degree. Whereas most graduate programs ask you to become more and more specialized, the MLA expects you to both broaden and deepen your educational experience.
As an MLA student, you’ll work with an advisor to tailor the program to your own professional and intellectual interests, exploring fields including history, religion, literature, philosophy, political science, the humanities, music, art history and the performing arts. The program consists of ten courses and includes a capstone experience involving a graduate project, internship, or portfolio option. You’ll explore a world of knowledge by taking your own path, and developing your own way of knowing.
The program appeals to students who want to broaden their intellectual horizons or professional advancement—especially teachers specializing in content areas like world culture, literature, history, philosophy, and science.
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Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
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