Liberal Arts Studies

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Wake Forest University

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Liberal Arts Studies

Masters Degree in Liberal Arts Studies at Wake Forest University

LIVING THE LIBERAL ARTS

 

 

ENJOY a continuing life of learning

INTEGRATE ideas, practices, values, and insights from varied fields into your daily life and work

ADVANCE your breadth of knowledge to be an agent of creativity and innovation in a rapidly changing global economy and society

Here you will explore         

human questions and experiences through practices of inquiry, critical thinking, writing, and public presentation

practices that shape a grounded, informed, and active life of work, family, citizenship, community building, and sustaining our global home

WHO ENROLLS IN LIBERAL ARTS STUDIES?

People of all ages and walks of life who hold at least a bachelor’s degree (in any major) and want to:

  • Refresh and advance their abilities in inquiry and analysis, writing, and oral presentation
  • Develop a demonstrable ability to think creatively, to connect and integrate ideas, and to work effectively across varied fields of knowledge and action
  • Expand their range of knowledge as adult learners
  • Explore in more depth subjects they majored or minored in during college
  • Adventure into fields they did not study in college

WHAT WILL I DO WITH THIS DEGREE?

ATTAIN the credential of an interdisciplinary master’s degree

BUILD a resume that demonstrates curiosity and practices of active learning about a changing world – practices that are portable for any employment or volunteer position you pursue

DEMONSTRATE  through your work, performance review, resume, or job interviews your capacity for creative thinking and action

ESTABLISH yourself as a leader in connecting diverse, complex perspectives through integrative and critical thinking that advances the mission of your organization

GROW through the enrichment of learning in a world of ever-changing knowledge

CURRICULUM HIGHLIGHTS

  • EVENING COURSES
    -Meet once a week to explore subjects across humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, as well as medicine, law, business, and divinity
    -No prerequisites or specialized knowledge expected or required to join a course
  • 30 CREDIT HOURS
  • ATTEND FULL- OR PART-TIME
  • GRE NOT REQUIRED
  • DESIGN YOUR OWN CURRICULUM 
    -Students can supplement their Liberal Arts studies courses with Master’s level coursework in any department in the university
    -Conclude your program with a Thesis or Capstone Project:

     

    • Master’s Thesis – a substantial research paper
    • Research Project and Report
    • Creative Work in any form of the arts with contextual paper
    • Internship and Report
    • Portfolio of at least two major papers submitted in Liberal Arts Studies courses together with a review paper on significant learning from your coursework

WHY WAKE FOREST?

  • Study with dynamic professors and accomplished scholars of a top-30 liberal arts university
  • Encounter the subject matter in a small class with face-to-face interaction with professors
  • Explore the resources of an award-winning, interactive, and student-friendly university library
  • Participate in the many university lectures, workshops, and performances offered alongside the outstanding curriculum

ADMISSIONS

  • Apply at any time of year and enroll beginning in Fall, Spring, or Summer terms
  • Complete the application, including a personal statement of interest in the program, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample
  • The GRE is optional but if you have GRE scores you may submit them with your application
  • Interview with the Program Director in person or by phone

READY TO GET STARTED?

Click here to start your application!