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Liberal Arts (MLA)

Satisfy your curiosity.

Imagine being able to design your own academic program, based on your big questions about life.

The interdisciplinary Master of Liberal Arts program at ACU was designed to for anyone with a bachelor's, master's or even doctoral degree who wants to resume the "unfinished business" of a liberal education – the quest for knowledge about ourselves and our world.

You will have the freedom to choose graduate-level classes in whatever interests you most, whether you want to learn more about the complexities of human nature with sociology and psychology classes, explore our purpose here with religion courses, or examine texts and creations through art, history and communication courses.

What are you curious about? Ready to design your degree around those big questions? Contact us for more information or apply to our program today.

Program Overview

Credit hours 36
Tuition per credit hour $1,194
Degree Master of Liberal Arts (M.L.A.)
Program length 2 years
Tracks N/A
Application deadline for Fall 2018 August 10, 2018

Admission Requirements

  • Complete an online application
  • Pay the $50 application fee; 
  • An official transcript(s) in English (or translated to English) of all previous colleges attended. The transcript must indicate an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university or equivalent; 
  • A cumulative undergraduate approximate B average or above in the area of focus or related area and evidence of an overall productive GPA; 
  • Two letters of recommendation (may be submitted through the online application); 
  • An official GRE score (waived if GPA is 3.25 or higher); 
  • Impromptu written statement from the applicant describing the purposes and objectives for entering the MLA program; and
  • A personal interview with the MLA advisor or one appointed by the MLA advisor.

See full ACU graduate admissions requirements here.

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Ready to Be a Part?

We’re eager to see not only what you can accomplish with an ACU education, but how your unique perspective can enrich your fellow classmates and ACU as a whole.