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Master of Liberal Arts

Program Details

The Master of Liberal Arts degree from Texas Christian University is a course of study that is available to students in a completely online format. An objective of this program is to provide students with a broad-based Liberal Arts experience. This experience should help to enrich the students’ understanding of the physical and social world. With this degree, a graduate of this program should be able to examine major national and global issues and how they specifically relate to various cultures and their diversity. The curriculum of this program is multidisciplinary and seeks to provide a wide range of educational opportunities to students of diverse educational backgrounds. This program of study is not necessarily career oriented. A goal of the Liberal Arts program is to equip its students with the knowledge, perspectives, critical thinking skills, and ability to analyze issues.

This program requires its students to take 30 credit hours of courses. At least 12 of those hours must be taken from the designated “Perspectives on Society” core of courses. This core of courses should relate to a Liberal Arts discipline that reflects one or all of the following: issues of contemporary American society, issues of culture or cultural diversity in America, or other world cultures and societies. This program does not require its students to complete a thesis. Students must earn a 2.75 grade point average in order to graduate from this program. Some transfer credit can be accepted toward this program. However, no more than six hours of transfer credit will be accepted.

It is important to note that Texas Christian University is an institution of learning that is affiliated with, though not governed by, the Disciples of Christ church. Therefore academic programs are rooted in a Christian foundation and are influenced by theology and Christian ideas.


The Master of Liberal Arts program is open to any person who holds a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, regardless of major academic emphasis or date of completion.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges