Master of Arts in Applied Liberal Studies

Prospective Students


Thank you for your interest in the MAALS program! 



Students must have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution by their first day in the MAALS program.



Degree Deadline
MA in Applied Liberal Studies  Rolling (April 1 Recommended)


Application Materials

All students must submit their online applications through the Graduate School. 

Required Application Materials 

  • Online graduate degree application with graduate degree application fee
  • Transcripts from each college or university you have attended
  • Personal statement 
  • Résumé or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample: a paper of 500 - 800 words (miniumum) submitted for an advanced undergraduate or graduate course
  • GRE scores (optional) 

For general guidelines for these materials, see the Admission Requirements webpage of the Graduate School website.

Additional Required Application Materials for International Students

  • International Student Financial Statement (ISFS) form
  • Supporting financial documentation (such as bank statements, scholarship or sponsor letters, etc.)
  • Proof of English proficiency, such as:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 100 OR
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum overall band score of 7.0 OR
    • PTE Academic with a minimum score of 68 OR
    • College or university degree from an institution in the United States or in another English-speaking country listed on the Graduate School website. 

For more information about these materials, see the International Students section of the Admission Requirements webpage.

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Last Updated: 3/6/17