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Liberal Studies

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Program Overview

The interdisciplinary master of liberal studies (M.L.S.) is a community outreach program that provides citizens with the opportunity to return to higher education to broaden their intellectual horizons without having to focus on specific professional goals. To complete the M.L.S. degree, one to three papers or creative projects with an in-depth exploration of an interdisciplinary topic are required.

Degree Requirements

The M.L.S. is offered only under Plan B. Students must complete 32 credits, including at least 4 credits of IS 8001—Introduction to Liberal Studies. One to three Plan B papers or creative projects are required in both emphases. Inclusion of 4xxx courses on degree program forms is subject to adviser and director of graduate studies approval.

Contact Information

College of Liberal Arts, M.L.S. Program, University of Minnesota Duluth, 104 Darland Administration Building, 1049 University Drive, Duluth, MN 55812

Director of Graduate Studies: David Beard,, 218.726.8442

Assistant to the Director of Graduate Studies: Andrea Sande,, 218.726.7953

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