Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
What are your greatest passions? What truths and values do you hold closest to your heart? What causes you joy or outrage? What mark do you want to leave on the world?
The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree at Georgetown addresses the many dimensions of mind, spirit, and personality that contribute to your leadership potential. It is a journey for the intellectually curious who want to objectively explore connections among the arts, politics, ethics, and society throughout history and literature.
The program is an interdisciplinary approach to education that prepares you to act as you discover the true nature of your values and ideals. In the course of your study, you will acquire a great deal of specialized knowledge. More important, you will acquire the insight and skills to realize your full potential as you pursue your passions and take your place as an informed leader in your world.
Ethics and values are the underpinnings of the program. Beyond that, you will engage in a course of study that examines the most profound philosophical, cultural, and social concepts throughout recorded history. It spans disciplines from the humanities, history, literature, philosophy, and the arts to theology, politics, policy, and international affairs. By understanding past and present human behavior in all its interconnected complexity, you'll gain a perspective that few have. The knowledge that you acquire through this program will help you adjust or validate your own values, and as a result you will learn how to put that knowledge into action.