Welcome to the M.A. Program in Liberal Studies
The Life of the Mind in the Heart of the City
Students in the Liberal Studies program pursue rigorous, cross-disciplinary study in small classes taught by the esteemed faculty of the Graduate Center, CUNY. The program is designed to encourage and support challenging intellectual pursuits that cross conventional academic boundaries, and culminates in the completion of a master's thesis under the guidance of a faculty advisor.The Liberal Studies' tracks of study span the Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences, and provide the flexibility to go where professional and academic objectives, curiosity, and intellect lead.
Liberal Studies students contribute to the engaged and vigorous scholarly community of the Graduate Center, and have at their disposal the vast cultural, intellectual, and scholarly resources of New York City and the entire CUNY system.
We are pleased to offer Provost’s Merit Scholarships
for incoming fall students. Learn more here
The M.A. in Liberal Studies Program office is located on the 4th Floor of the Graduate Center. Queries about the MALS program may be addressed to the following:
M.A. Program in Liberal Studies
The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue, Suite 4108
New York, NY 10016–4309
Acting Executive Officer
Dr. Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis
Deputy Executive Officer
Dr. Karen Miller
Assistant Program Officer