Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

On-Campus Format

Embark on a values-based intellectual journey spanning art, literature, philosophy, history, politics, and international affairs.

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Georgetown’s Master of Arts in Liberal Studies offers an opportunity for students to attain career advancement, prepare for further graduate study, and experience an enriching education. You’ll have the opportunity to explore subjects such as art, literature, religion, history, politics, and international affairs.  

  • Number of Credits

    30 credits

  • Format


  • Tuition


  • Enrollment

    Full-time or part-time

  • Duration

    2 to 5 years

  • Semester of Entry

    Fall, spring, summer

Our program fosters inquiry, intellect, and curiosity through an emphasis on the exchange of ideas and perspectives. By taking a range of diverse courses, you’ll develop the research methods needed to conduct substantive studies of the humanities and sciences. You'll also study, analyze, and interpret compelling texts spanning historical, political, social, normative, scientific, religious, and cultural issues. This program provides the space for you to draw connections from what has happened in the past to what's happening now. That connection will allow you to develop new ideas and solutions for solving the problems of today. 

Ideal for working professionals, our program is designed to fit your schedule. We offer options for full- or part-time participation and classes are held on weekday evenings, so you can earn your degree at a pace that suits your needs—without interrupting your career. No GMAT or GRE is required.

Our graduates are inquisitive, committed scholars eager to pursue intellectual advancement and leave their mark on the world. Upon completing the program, you'll have the critical interpretive, analytical, and communication skills that are not only sought after by a wide variety of employers but also vital to a “life well-lived.”

*Tuition rates for each term are published annually, typically in February. Total tuition listed here reflects Fall semester of entry.