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Current Students

MALS faculty, advising fellows, and staff are here to support our students. We have assembled the following resources for our current students: 

MALS Student Guidebook: The Guide provides an outline of degree requirements (core courses, transfer credits, thesis requirements, etc) as well as important information about holds, wellness, student life, etc. 

MALS Writes: An interactive guidebook for students in the program that aims to continue a critical and collective conversation about the kinds of genres that you might encounter in the MALS program and in academic work more generally.

MALS 70000 - Seminar in Interdisciplinary Studies: The Seminar in Interdisciplinary Studies is required for all MALS students. Students will consider a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to academic study. We encourage students to take this class in their first or second semester in the program.

Thesis/Capstone Project: The MALS thesis/capstone project is the culmination of the MALS degree. You should start planning your thesis/capstone project halfway through the Liberal Studies Program (when you have close to 18 credits). Examples of recently deposited theses and capstones.

Internship, Travel, and Research Funds: MALS students are now eligible to apply for funds to support unpaid internships, travel, and research funds. Review the instructions for Internship Funds and Travel/Research Funds. Students can apply three times during the academic year: November 1, January 18, and April 5. Applications must be submitted to

GC Library: There is a dedicated librarian for each MALS concentration, a MALS research guide, and repository of past MALS theses.  

Office of Career Planning and Professional Development: Offers many services that MALS students can take advantage of, including hosting events specifically for MALS students purusing Ph.D.s. See slides from a past event or view event listings

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