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Liberal Arts

Louisiana State University

24 months
29456 USD/year
29456 USD/year
12541 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in the Liberal Arts from Louisiana State University offers both a thesis track and a non-thesis track.


The Master of Arts in the Liberal Arts (MALA) program from Louisiana State University is a graduate-level MA-granting interdisciplinary program administered by the College of Humanities & Social Sciences.  It is a broad, interdisciplinary program of part-time or full-time graduate study that integrates and expands the student’s knowledge and awareness and that is geared toward the student’s interests.

The Mission of the MALA Program is:

  • to provide graduate-level opportunities for students to pursue studies not provided by traditional department programs;
  • to encourage non-traditional students (especially working adults) to pursue graduate-level professional and/or personal enhancement;
  • to serve as an incubator for programs of study not currently formally created;  
  • to provide an opportunity for students to reestablish their academic careers after professional or personal hiatus in a manner suited to their uniquely developed interests as well as time constraints.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Liberal Arts: Methods of Inquiry 
  • Liberal Arts: Themes and Commonalities 
  • Special Topics in the Liberal Arts 
  • Independent Study 
  • Thesis Research 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

Regular Admission to the LSU Graduate School requires: 

  •  a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; 
  • a minimum 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) grade-point average (GPA) for all undergraduate work taken prior to receiving a degree and a minimum 3.0 GPA for all previous graduate work for which a grade is given;  satisfactory academic standing at the last institution attended; 
  •  acceptable scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE); and 
  •  acceptance into a departmental program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29456 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    29456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29456 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    12541 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12541 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Baton Rouge

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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