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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 Student Group: Website to build a stronger community among MALS students. It will also be a platform where students can support each other, share their ideas and experiences, and raise any questions or concerns they might have.

MALS 70000 - Introduction Course: The Introduction to Graduate Liberal Studies course is required for all MALS students who do not come into the program with a Master's degree. The course is a topics class. Faculty who teach it choose a subject of study – usually related to their own research interests – and explore that topic through a range of disciplinary lenses. The class is designed to help students understand interdisciplinary work, develop their written, oral, and analytic skills, and create a cohort experience. 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 liberalstudies@gc.cuny.edu

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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