12 months
18288 USD/year
18288 USD/year
7212 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Master of Arts in Liberal Arts at Middle Tennessee State University is an innovative program allowing students to earn a graduate degree through a course of study built around the subjects that they find most interesting and captivating. 


Anyone holding a bachelor’s degree can pursue long-held or new passions through a personally customized program developed around individual interests. 

Lifelong learners, professionals, students returning to school after a break, and recent graduates can find flexibility to fit their educational needs through this unique master’s program. Students attend engaging courses and have opportunities to participate in projects in the region or even enroll in education-abroad courses around the world. 

Top-quality professors bring varying research and teaching interests to the classroom through inspiring instruction. The M.A. in Liberal Arts at Middle Tennessee State University allows students to refine skills, expand horizons, learn for the joy of it, and obtain the graduate degree they have always wanted.


Most professions need people with problem-solving and communication skills who understand global systems, can research a broad variety of topics, and can learn on the job. MALA graduates come from and/or choose career fields such as:

  • Advertising
  • Arts
  • Education
  • Human resources
  • Medicine
  • Military

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Liberal Arts
  • Topics in Culture and Ideas
  • Topics in Society and People
  • Topics in Science and Reason
  • Therapeutic Terminology in Recreational Therapy 
  • Recreational Therapy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete graduate application for admission
  • Submit $35 nonrefundable application fee (money order or check with routing numbers); American Express, Visa, and MasterCard are accepted for online applications.
  • Submit a copy of valid passport.
  • Already in the U.S., submit a copy of valid Visa and copies of pages 1-3 of your current I-20 and the front and back of your I-94 card or I-94 information print out.
  • Submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institution(s). We request transcripts be sent directly to an accredited external evaluation service. If transcripts are written in a foreign language, an official translation in English is required in addition to the official original copy.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18288 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18288 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    18288 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18288 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    7212 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7212 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Murfreesboro

1123 - 2087 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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