Adult Degree Program

Graduate Advisement

Students in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies receive advising from the program’s Academic Director, Professor Tim Alborn. Typically, you will take one of the four core classes with Professor Alborn in your first semester. This enables Professor Alborn to learn about your interests and help you consider how you want to focus your studies. Professor Alborn is uniquely qualified to serve in this advising capacity. As a former Dean of the College, Professor Alborn knows many of the College’s full-time faculty and is familiar with their academic interests. This allows him to connect you to faculty who share your interests, suggest appropriate classes, and help you find the right person to supervise your capstone or thesis. Professor Alborn is available for both current and prospective MALS students via email at