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.
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.
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:
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
Columbia, Md. 21045
| Maryvale Prep
11300 Falls Road
Lutherville, Md. 21093
| 5:15–7:30 p.m
|Facilitated by Dr. Patrick Brugh
| Facilitated by Dr. Steven Burr
Graduate Open House
Join us on Saturday, April 30 at the Baltimore campus for an open house featuring all Loyola University Maryland graduate programs! Meet one-on-one with representatives from Loyola’s master's and doctoral programs in the Loyola College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, and Sellinger School of Business. Representatives from the Office of Graduate Admission and Financial Aid will also be on hand to help you learn about the admission and financial aid processes and timelines. Finally, meet students and alumni who will be sharing their experiences and career benefits from their Loyola graduate degree.
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