MASTER OF SCIENCE IN LIBERAL STUDIES
Master of Science in Liberal Studies
This graduate degree program is being phased-out by the University. No new admissions will be allowed.
The College of Graduate Studies advises students seeking a Master of Science in Liberal Studies.
The Master of Science with a major in Liberal Studies requires 36 semester hours of graduate study. The student must meet academic requirements set by the University for a master of science degree. There are two degree paths which meet University requirements. These are an Emphasis Option which requires 18 graduate hours in an area of Emphasis; 3 graduate hours of research and 15 graduate hours outside of the area of emphasis; or a Dual Concentration Option which requires 12 graduate hours for one concentration field; 12 graduate hours for a second concentration field; and 12 hours of graduate electives. The research course may be taken in either concentration field as approved by the Graduate College.
Departments may require some prerequisite courses for the area of Emphasis or for the Concentration in a Field of Study. In both degree pathways, selected courses in some disciplines may not be available for this degree for reasons of licensure or certification.
The areas of Concentration or Emphasis will be noted on the transcript.
Emphasis Option Degree Requirements:
|Graduate hours in the field of Emphasis||18|
|Research course at the graduate level (must be approved by the department offering the emphasis)||3|
|Electives (graduate hours outside the emphasis area)||15|
Dual Concentration Option:
|Concentration 1 field of study||12|
|Concentration 2 field of study (different from first)||12|
|Electives (not from either concentration field)||9|
A student pursuing the Master of Science in Liberal Studies must successfully complete the comprehensive examination in the emphasis area for the Emphasis Option or one of the fields of study for the Dual Concentration Option.