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Liberal Studies

Indiana University Northwest

12 months
760 USD/credit 25840 USD/year
760 USD/credit 25840 USD/year
322 USD/credit 10948 USD/year
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The Liberal Studies program from Indiana University Northwest is an interdisciplinary program designed for students who wish to pursue multiple academic areas by allowing them the flexibility to fashion a course of study that blends their interests, talents, and experiences.  


The Liberal Studies program from Indiana University Northwest is an ideal program for those who wish to explore questions of enduring concern and contemporary urgency in the arts, humanities, behavioral sciences, social sciences, life sciences, and physical sciences.

Graduates with Liberal Studies from Indiana University Northwest will:

  • gain fresh perspectives in various fields of study
  • develop the critical thinking, decision making, and communication skills that are valued in today’s workplace.
  • understand the broader context of their ideas, paths of study, and possible career options. 
  • learn to analyze problems from a variety of diverse perspectives

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Liberal Studies Directed Readings
  • Liberal Studies Independent Research 
  • Humanities Seminar 
  • Social Sciences 
  • Sciences Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Dates for Application Priority.  If you miss a priority date your admission to IU Northwest may be delayed until the following semester.


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution 
  • Have obtained an undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0. Students with a GPA slightly below 3.0 for a recent degree may be admitted on probation as well as students with a lower GPA who are returning to college after a long absence with a fresh motivation to learn. 
  • Students admitted on probation must earn at least a B- in each of their first two classes with a 3.0 GPA in order to continue in the program.
  • Application for Admission
  • Nonrefundable $65 application fee
  • Official transcripts (native language and English translation if applicable)
  • English Proficiency ( If not from a country IU Northwest considers English as a native language)
  • Immigration Documentation
  • Financial Support Documentation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 760 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    25840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 760 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10948 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 322 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Gary

956 - 1547 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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