M.L.S On Campus

Liberal Studies

Indiana University South Bend

12 months
760 USD/credit 22800 USD/year
760 USD/credit 22800 USD/year
322 USD/credit 9660 USD/year
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The Master of Liberal Studies (M.L.S.) degree program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences from Indiana University South Bend provides opportunities for students to engage their curiosity in an intellectual exploration of the world of ideas.


But the rewards of the pursuit of knowledge go beyond intellectual satisfaction. Students gain a refreshed approach to an enriched personal and professional life through a program that reinvigorates curiosity and creativity. They gain fresh perspectives and the critical thinking, analytical, and communication skills so valued in today’s workplace.

Learning outcomes

Liberal Studies students at Indiana University South Bend begin with an introduction to graduate liberal studies and interdisciplinary methodology, then enroll in at least three core seminars in the humanities, the sciences, and the social sciences. Seminars combine detailed study of a particular topic with a broad interdisciplinary examination of ways of understanding. The M.L.S. degree program draws on faculty with diverse expertise to explore topics through an interdisciplinary approach.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Topics in Information Literacy 
  • Graduate Liberal Studies 
  • Humanities Seminar 
  • Social Sciences Seminar
  • Methodology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

IU South Bend accepts applications on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply by the priority admission deadline for the term you want to start.


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application for admission
  • Personal essay on educational history and goals (approximately 600 words)
  • Three letters of reference
  • Transcripts of all previous undergraduate study
  • Application fee

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    22800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 760 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    22800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 760 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9660 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 322 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for South Bend

885 - 1432 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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