M.A. On Campus

Liberal Studies

University of Memphis

12 months
11088 USD/year
8676 USD/year
6252 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) program at the University of Memphis allows students to customize an interdisciplinary course of study. 


This Liberal Studies program at the University of Memphis is offered both on campus and fully online and features a flexible, adaptable curriculum that students can tailor for the broadest possible application and personal enrichment. 

Key Features 

  • It is designed to sharpen the intellectual skills necessary for lifelong learning—critical reading, scholarly writing, and the art of interpersonal communication.
  • Because each MALS student follows a unique course of study, students work with academic advisors to develop a curriculum proposal that satisfies both the interdisciplinary intent of the MALS program and the Graduate School's requirements for graduation.

Programme Structure

  • The Coordinated Study is comprised of twenty-one (21) credit hours selected by the student from two or more disciplines. No more than 12 credit hours may come from any single department, and a maximum of 12 credits of Experiential Learning Credit can be applied to the degree. 
  • All courses must be at the Graduate level and at least 12 hours of the Coordinated Study must be 7000-level courses or above. Each student completes a Coordinated Study grid before starting the program, and that grid serves as a working agreement between the student and the College of Professional & Liberal Studies. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International Applicants Currently in the US

  • Fall July 1
  • Spring December 1


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Resumé: The applicant's resumé should include the applicant's employment history, academic history, current contact information, and any additional relevant information, such as professional skills, training, presentations, publications, etc.
  • Recommendation Letters: Applicants must submit at least one official letter of recommendation, preferably from a previous or current instructor who can attest to the student's capacity for graduate work. All recommendation letters must meet College of Professional & Liberal Studies requirements or they will not be accepted.
  • Coordinated Study Grid: Applicants must submit a completed Coordinated Study Grid detailing the intended course of study.
  • Personal Essay: Applicants must submit a brief, original essay (approximately 500-600 words).

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    11088 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5544 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    8676 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4338 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    6252 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3126 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Memphis

955 - 1582 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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