12 months
23100 USD/year
23100 USD/year
11310 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies at SUNY Old Westbury enables adult, working students to enrich workplace credentials with graduate study that is tailored to meet specific areas of need and interest. 


The Liberal Studies flexible curriculum at SUNY Old Westbury, delivered by well-published, award-winning, full-time faculty, fosters active, analytical and synthetic learning and an ongoing pursuit of knowledge. 

Key Features 

  • Through an intensive focus on thematic or creative Area of Study, students gain an understanding of how interdisciplinary approaches to knowledge enhance study in traditional disciplines.
  • Guided by a faculty advisor, students engage in intentional, self-directed learning, structuring their own programs of study, through a combination of courses in the humanities and social sciences, to create an individual degree plan. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Atlantic Slavery and Folklore
  • American Cities in the 20th Century
  • Visualizing America
  • New Media Narratives
  • Ethnographic Media
  • Topics in American Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

Students are admitted to the M.A. in Liberal Studies Program on a rolling basis. To be considered for admission to the program, candidates must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or equivalent in the highest earned degree)
  • Submit two letters of recommendation (at least one from an academic source), and
  • Submit an admission essay.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5655 USD per semester 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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