Explore the Degree
Georgetown University’s Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Degree program (MALS) provides an interdisciplinary curriculum in the liberal arts that is balanced across the humanities, sciences, and the social sciences spanning the Classical era to the Postmodern age. The curriculum includes broadly based courses that are designed with both an interdisciplinary and values/ethics related focus.
Students may choose from two program tracks to earn the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree:
- 30-Credit Degree Plan: Nine courses, including two foundational courses, a daylong writing workshop, and a three-credit thesis. (30 credits, including three-credit thesis.)
- 36-Credit Degree Plan: Twelve courses, including two foundational courses and a daylong writing workshop; no thesis is required. (36 credits, no thesis.)
A Flexible Format
Designed for busy adults, the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program offers students flexible paths for pursuing their degrees without career interruption. Students may enroll on a part-time or full-time basis, and courses are offered in the evening on Georgetown University’s historic Hilltop campus.
With both thesis and non-thesis options, the program provides you with the freedom to tailor your degree to your unique personal and professional goals.