12 months
632 USD/credit 19592 USD/year
632 USD/credit 19592 USD/year
250 USD/credit 7750 USD/year
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Earning a Master of Liberal Studies (MLS) from Fort Hays State University is the first step toward expanding your thoughts and transforming the horizons in front of you.


Graduates from the Liberal Studies master's program from Fort Hays State University take their learned skills with them to adapt and evaluate intellectual work in news ways – in any discipline.

The effective and intelligent online and on campus programs are designed to benefit the working professional with our 31-credit MLS degree, which allows you to balance work and life commitments while fostering your love of learning. At Fort Hays State, we want to transform your thinking – with a master of liberal studies degree, you’ll have an advanced understanding of strategy and solutions that you can then utilize for your intellectual, social and professional growth.

Online and On Campus Concentrations

Choose innovative concentrations in emerging multi-disciplinary interest areas such as global studies, corporate communications, literary arts, political leadership, public administration, and health sciences. Concentrations to meet emerging workforce development needs are being developed each year in order to maintain relevancy in an evolving field.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Ways of Knowing in Comparative Perspective  
  • Origins and Implications of the Knowledge Society
  • Information Literacy
  • Readings in Liberal Studies
  • Projects in Liberal Studies
  • Seminar in Liberal Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


31 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit an Application for Graduate Admission at the appropriate website.
  • Pay the $40 domestic application fee or $50 international application fee.
  • Provide the Graduate School with an official bachelor's degree transcript and master's degree transcript (if applicable) from a regionally accredited institution. 
  • For institutions outside the United States and Canada, a World Education Service (WES) International Course-by-Course Transcript Evaluation is required for translation.
  • 2 letters of recommendation and a personal statement including background and why applying to MLS. Some programs or concentrations have additional/personalized requirements, questions, or application materials.
  • International students must provide evidence of their ability to speak English.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    19592 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 632 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    19592 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 632 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    7750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 250 USD per credit during 12 months.

Graduate On-Campus (contiguous state): $353.16/credit

Online: $298.55/credit

Living costs for Hays

900 - 1400 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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