12 months
1102 USD/credit 33060 USD/year
1102 USD/credit 33060 USD/year
598 USD/credit 17940 USD/year
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The M.A. in Liberal Studies at Coastal Carolina University, designed for students who wish to advance their careers, pursue an intellectual passion, and discover new methods for asking and resolving questions.


Students entering the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies at Coastal Carolina University  embark on a path of intellectual development unlike most traditional graduate programs. 

Key Features 

  • Through a curriculum built around multiple disciplines, motivated adults from all backgrounds have the opportunity to build connections between their topics of study and their personal and professional lives, and develop wider perspectives on the human condition. 
  • Upon graduation, MALS students possess advanced writing and research skills, creative problem-solving strategies, and display an openness to new ideas and a lifelong pursuit of learning—the hallmarks of a liberal arts degree, and the most desired traits of the 21st-century work force.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Research Methods 
  • Graduate Writing, Documentation and Presentation 
  • Capstone Experience
  • Human Geography

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
150 (verbal)
150 (quantitative)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • International applicants to Coastal Carolina University graduate programs must have completed a four-year bachelor’s degree at a regionally accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent at an institution recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education in their country.  Non-US citizens who are legal residents of the US (e.g. green card holders) do not use the international student application.
  • If you have been enrolled in a CCU Graduate program within the last three years but did not finish, and you are eligible to readmit to that program, or if you've simply missed a major semester (fall, spring), you will need to fill out an application for readmission. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1102 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    33060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1102 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    17940 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 598 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Conway

992 - 1726 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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