Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree at Georgetown addresses the many dimensions of mind, spirit, and personality that contribute to students' 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 students to act as they discover the true nature of their values and ideals. In the course of study, students acquire a great deal of specialized knowledge. More important, students gain the insight and skills to realize their full potential as they pursue their passions and take their place as an informed leader in the world.
Ethics and values are the underpinnings of the program. Beyond that, students 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, students gain a perspective that few have. The knowledge that students acquire through this program will help them adjust or validate their own values, and as a result they will learn how to put that knowledge into action.