Liberal Studies

The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program offers college graduates the opportunity to craft a unique program of advanced study that suits individual talents, interests, and ambitions. Students choose one of thirteen areas of specialization and take two “core” courses in that area, plus an Introduction to Graduate Liberal Studies and six seminars offered by the various doctoral and interdisciplinary programs at the Graduate Center. A thesis completes the thirty-credit program.

M.A. Program Inception: 1981

Areas of Specialization

American Studies; Approaches to Modernity; Bioethics, Science, and Society; Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir; Fashion: History, Theory, and Practice; Film Studies; International Studies; Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies; Law and Society; New York Studies; Urban Education; Western Intellectual Traditions; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Executive Officer

Professor Joan Richardson
The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016-4309