The Master in Liberal Arts degree at the University of St. Thomas-Houston is an interdisciplinary graduate degree that offers you choice, freedom, and flexibility.
Choose from 20 different areas of study to customize a degree program that fits your interests and goals. You can attend classes part-time or full time during the day and/or evening. Study abroad and internship opportunities are also available.
The University of St. Thomas offers a master's program involving a wide range of courses in the liberal arts (humanities and social sciences). This program, which began in the Fall of 1988, is open to all who have an undergraduate bachelor's degree (GPA 2.5 or better) from an accredited institution. Completion of this program requires 36 hours (total) of credit.
The University's Master in Liberal Arts is a post-baccalaureate program designed to supplement and enrich a student's previous education in the liberal arts. Unlike conventional graduate programs with their narrower specializations, the MLA program encourages, in fact by its very nature requires, students to expand their knowledge in various disciplines. The program therefore aims not only at a deeper understanding of each subject studied, but also at an integration of the various aspects of knowledge, art, and life. This is an exceptional opportunity for those who would like to obtain a master's degree and add to their knowledge, especially in areas not covered in their undergraduate education.
Since the liberal arts offerings in this program are extensive, students should have little difficulty finding courses that are both interesting and available. Courses may be selected from day or evening sessions. Evening classes will be scheduled to meet once or twice a week from Monday to Thursday. Courses may also be taken in the Summer sessions. MLA students may also take courses offered in study-abroad programs. With approval of one’s faculty advisor, automatically assigned when a student is accepted into the program, courses may be selected from: (1) existing graduate courses; (2) upper division undergraduate courses for which additional requirements are necessary by virtue of one’s graduate status; (3) MLMLA seminars, and (4) other special graduate courses, which may be open to selected undergraduates.