Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

Lyndon’s flexible, individually designed
graduate degree program

» Degree Requirements and Courses

The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies offers students an individually designed program of study that satisfies a broad range of needs at the graduate level:

  • Secondary school teachers of English, Global Studies, Natural Sciences, and Math
  • Students interested in life-long learning and continuing education at the graduate level
  • Anyone who could benefit from master’s level education in anything from creative writing to environmental studies to interdisciplinary studies

Students in the program work closely with a faculty advisor from their chosen content area(s) to craft a relevant and rewarding course of study. A total of 36 credits is required for the degree. With the permission of the academic department and instructor, some of those credits may be chosen from Lyndon’s extensive undergraduate course offerings. Master’s candidates work with professors in those classes to complete additional research or study to make the coursework eligible for graduate credit.

The flexible “framework” design provides an umbrella program that allows individual students the opportunity to create an appropriate graduate-level course of study using one of four primary models:

Content Area: study in a single focused content area or discipline
Interdisciplinary: study combining two related, complementary disciplines
Multidisciplinary: study involving a range of three disciplines or content areas
Secondary Education: a course of study designed to further secondary teaching in any content area


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