The M.A. in Liberal Studies


Students in the Liberal Studies program pursue rigorous, cross-disciplinary study in small classes taught by the esteemed faculty of the Graduate Center, CUNY. The program is designed to encourage and support challenging intellectual pursuits that cross conventional academic boundaries, and culminates in the completion of a master’s thesis under the guidance of a faculty advisor.

Liberal Studies students contribute to the engaged and vigorous scholarly community of the Graduate Center. They also pursue challenging careers in dynamic fields outside of academia, working for companies and institutions, such as Scholastic, Tribeca Shortlist, the Queens Museum of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art respectively.

Read more about one alumna’s experience and the impact MALS had on her research, or read about how our alumni are pursuing careers in tech and continuing their research after graduation.

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