M.A. Online

Liberal Studies

SUNY Empire State College

12 months
565 USD/credit 20340 USD/year
565 USD/credit 20340 USD/year
471 USD/credit 16956 USD/year
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The Liberal Studies program of SUNY Empire State College is designed for writers, scholars, educators, visual and performing artists, activists, advocates, and lifelong learners who, in collaboration with their academic advisor, want to design their own graduate degree plan and unique final project.


Are you experienced, imaginative and creative? Are you an active learner who values an interdisciplinary sequence of studies focused on a central theme, concept or issue? Would you be interested in incorporating an advanced certificate into your degree program and earn a second credential? Join us in the Liberal Studies program of SUNY Empire State College.

Program Design

The Liberal Studies master's degree incorporates online courses with several (usually 2-3) weekend Residencies. The degree is highly individualized and provides two program options: 30 credits (10 3-credit courses) or 36 credits (12 3-credit courses). Your program begins with two courses that provide the tools you need to understand and adopt the perspectives of multiple disciplines. These are followed by a series of electives that you can design or select, culminating in a unique final project.

Programme Structure

    Courses offered:
  • Seminar in Liberal Studies:
  • Models of Critical Inquiry
  • Perspectives on Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Literature Review
  • Methods of Inquiry

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application.
  • Official transcripts.
  • Essays.
  • Resume/CV: A resume/CV including previous experience, education and other achievements.
  • Recommendations: We require two (2) recommendations from appropriately qualified persons.
  • Applicants for whom English is not the first language must submit proof of proficiency.
  • Orientation Fee of $50 (non-refundable) paid at the time of online application submission.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20340 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 565 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    20340 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 565 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    16956 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 471 USD per credit during 12 months.


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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