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Liberal Studies

Lake Forest College

12 months
2772 USD/module
2772 USD/module
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The Master of Liberal Studies Program from Lake Forest College  is designed for those who have completed a bachelor’s degree and who want to enhance their knowledge and analytical skills to prepare themselves for the challenges of the twenty-first century. The program leads to a Master of Liberal Studies (MLS) degree.  


At the heart of the  Liberal Studies program from Lake Forest College  is a series of interdisciplinary seminars, team-taught by faculty members representing different disciplines. 


These specially designed seminars foster the ability to integrate knowledge from several fields and to deal with major questions in light of the wisdom afforded by a broad understanding of the liberal arts.

Students are adults who live and work in the community, including business men and women, teachers, and adults pursuing advanced study for their own enrichment and pleasure.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Darwin: His Impact on His World and Ours

  • Public Policy and the Environment

  • The Idea of Law

  • Modernism

  • The Mind and the Brain

  • The Eighteenth Century: Emergence of a New World View

  • Ways of Knowing

  • Sound and Image

  • Liberty

  • War and Peace: Conflict and Human Nature

  • Sex and Gender in Nature and Society

  • Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

  • Meetings: East and West

  • Ethics and Life

  • Cinema and Society

  • Images of Human Nature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be admitted to the Masters in Liberal Studies program, candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  •  Candidates should submit transcript records of all college work at the time they submit their application for admission.
  •  Our simple application form asks applicants to write a brief essay stating how the Graduate Program in Liberal Studies will serve their needs. In addition, each applicant will be interviewed by the Director, Associate Director, or another member of the MLS Committee. 
  • The Committee is responsible for admitting applicants. The decision to admit an applicant is based entirely on the Committee’s assessment of whether the applicant is likely to perform well in the program and to benefit from it.

Tuition Fee

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    2772 USD/module
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    Based on the tuition of 2772 USD per module during 12 months.
  • National

    2772 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2772 USD per module during 12 months.

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Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 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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