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Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

With over four decades of success, Lehman College's School of Continuing and Professional Studies has a long tradition of serving adult students. Our Master of Arts in Liberal Studies offers students an innovative, flexible, and customizable path toward an interdisciplinary degree.

The M.A. in Liberal Studies Program is an interdisciplinary 36-credit degree program that allows students to design and pursue an individualized course of study among several different departments at Lehman College. MALS graduates have used their degrees to secure promotions or employment in the non-profit and/or service sector, including education, social work, and healthcare. We teach writing, research and critical thinking skills that are valuable in most management and entrepreneurial positions.

Students take a 12-credit core of Liberal Studies courses and 18 credits of graduate electives from various departments. The final requirement is to write a Master's thesis or complete a capstone project under the supervision of a faculty adviser (students who choose the second option must take an additional three-credit elective).

MALS Learning Goals (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions

Admissions and Information Sessions

Check out our Graduate Bulletin for more information.

Professor Timothy Alborn
Academic Director

Pamela Hinden
Administrative Director