Loyola University Maryland

Loyola College of Arts and Sciences

Graduate Program in Liberal Studies

Infinitely Adaptable

The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies at Loyola University Maryland is the new professional's degree for those who appreciate the journey as much as the destination. Through a broad spectrum of courses, students in this master's degree program study the roots and outcomes of the American experience and the city of Baltimore, fostering the development of eloquentia perfecta—the ability to speak and to write effectively, gracefully, and responsibly across various media—one of the primary goals of a Jesuit, graduate liberal arts education. Each student will emerge from the Liberal Studies program with a better understanding of and appreciation for the diverse elements which today define what it means to be a citizen of twenty-first-century America.


Why Get A Liberal Studies Degree?

Loyola's graduate degree program in liberal studies seeks students and professionals from many backgrounds who have a broad spectrum of interests. The program challenges students to interact energetically and creatively in a changing world and grow in their awareness of cultural tendencies. It harnesses the intellectual curiosity of students and propels them forward in their lives and careers with courses designed to enhance analytical and communication skills. Areas of study include, but are not limited to, literature, business, economics, the arts, politics, philosophy, science, as well as intellectual and social history.

Next Steps

The student life experience in the liberal studies graduate program is the essential ingredient of the program’s success. We know your schedules are busy, so we are happy to meet with you to discuss the program, admission process, graduate school outcomes, and of course the variety of unique class content at a time that is convenient for you. Please fill out the “Request Information” form and we’ll reach out to you about setting a time to chat directly, or provide you with more information about obtaining a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies.

Visit the liberal studies program website to learn more about the program.

Upcoming Events

Liberal Studies Workshops

Liberal Studies workshops expose prospective students to the experience and course structure of the master's program in addition to providing a deep discussion of a contemporary critical topic. The workshops occur over a few sessions, with each day's session lasting approximately 1.5-2 hours (refreshments provided). Typically the sessions run in early evening after business hours and are hosted at high schools in the Baltimore area. Each workshop is facilitated by different Loyola University Maryland faculty from the Liberal Studies program.

Please click on the links below to register or visit the workshops page learn more:

Fall 2015 Workshops - Freedom
October 8, 15, and 22, 2015 
          November 5, 12, and 19, 2015
Calvert Hall College
8102 Lasalle Road 
Baltimore, Md. 21286
          Archbishop Curley High School
          3701 Sinclair Lane
          Baltimore, Md. 21213
5:15–7:30 p.m
          5:15–7:30 p.m
Facilitated by Dr. Patrick Brugh             Facilitated by Dr. Randall Donaldson

  • Registration for the October workshop at Calvert Hall has closed

Spring 2016 Workshops - Personhood
February 11, 18, and 25, 2015 
          March 31, April 7 and 14
Loyola University Maryland
Columbia Graduate Center
8890 McGaw Road
Colubmia, Md. 21045
          Maryvale Prep
          11300 Falls Road
          Lutherville, Md. 21093
5:15–7:30 p.m
          5:15–7:30 p.m
Facilitated by Mr. Louis Hinkel  
          Facilitated by Dr. Steven Burr

Other Virtual Information Sessions and Events (all Loyola graduate programs)

Is the goal of your graduate education to secure a great first job, change careers, or earn a promotion through your current employer? Loyola's Career Center provides comprehensive and free services to all of its graduate students, including assisting graduate students in identifying and exploring career options; networking with alumni and employers; formulating a career action plan; and implementing an effective job search. Join Career Center representatives for an engaging virtual presentation and Q&A about these services and outcomes for Loyola graduate students.

Join Loyola's Assistant Director of Graduate Admission and Financial Aid for an informative presentation and Q&A chat on the financial aid process for graduate school. This session is open to students interested in any of the Loyola graduate programs.

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