30 months
855 USD/credit 10260 USD/year
855 USD/credit 10260 USD/year
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Whether you’re a working professional, a returning student, or a recent graduate, the MA in Liberal Studies from The City University of New York combines the challenge of graduate work with the freedom to explore new fields of knowledge.


In the MA in Liberal Studies from The City University of New York choose from more than 20 academic concentrations in pursuit of an affordable and accessible master’s degree that will make your personal and professional goals a reality.


  • Africana Studies
  • ​American Studies
  • ​Approaches to Modernity
  • ​Archaeology of the Classical, Late Antique, and Islamic Worlds
  • Childhood and Youth Studies
  • Fashion Studies
  • Film Studies
  • Global Early Modern Studies
  • Individualized Studies
  • International Studies
  • Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies
  • Law and Society
  • New York Studies
  • Social and Enviromental Justice Studies
  • Urban Education
  • Western Intellectual Traditions
  • Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Africana Studies
  • American Studies
  • Approaches to Modernity
  • The Archaeology of the Classical, Late Antique, and Islamic Worlds'
  • Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir
  • Childhood and Youth Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Starting from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at The City University of New York and/or in United States, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • English as a Foreign Language
  • Five page writing sample
  • In addition to the application materials, MALS requires an applicant statement explaining your interest in the program and why you believe it is a good fit. Please be specific about your academic interests and what you would like to study. The preferred length for the applicant statements is 1000 words.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    10260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 30 months.
  • National

    10260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 30 months.

Local students:

  • Full-time: $5,545/ semester
  • Part-time:  $470 per credit

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 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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