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Classical Liberal Education and Leadership

12 months
26460 USD/year
24498 USD/year
12014 USD/year
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The Classical Liberal Education and Leadership MA program offered at Arizona State University is an integrated, interdisciplinary course of study that is student-learning centered, employing the Socratic method of classroom dialogue. 


This Classical Liberal Education and Leadership MA program offered at Arizona State University fosters a learning community of students and faculty oriented to the classical, holistic pursuit of knowledge.

The curriculum focuses on philosophy, politics, literature, ethics, economics and history. It combines theory and practice with ideas and application, incorporating inquiry about the good life with the practical challenge of leading others --- nations, societies and individuals --- in the pursuit of a way of life that accords with the precepts of justice and the ethos of humanity.

Intellectual, moral and civic education are understood to be component parts of a genuine liberal education; all are necessary for the flourishing of the individual and society. As Aristotle taught, there is no substitute for doing the right thing in the right way. This is true in how children are educated, neighbors are lived with, and nations are governed. The classical liberal education and leadership program aims to prepare the next generation's teachers, scholars, civic leaders and statesmen to meet the challenges ahead with foresight, integrity, prudence and imagination.

Career Opportunities

A master's degree allows students to upgrade their bachelor's degree. Students gain specialized knowledge to advance in a chosen field. As the workforce evolves, a graduate degree shows employees are dedicated to enhancing their industry expertise and credibility. Students can focus on a particular field of study, which helps them become more competitive in their area of employment.

A master's degree can open many career doors, including certain career fields, advancement opportunities and higher salaries in the following areas:

  • civic leadership and engagement
  • education, at all levels
  • government
  • nonprofit work
  • politics

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Literary Leaders 
  • Classic Texts in Political Philosophy and Justice 
  • Classic Texts in Leadership and Statesmanship 
  • Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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  • 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

  • Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree in liberal arts, political science, history, philosophy, theology, the natural sciences or a related field from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.
Applicants are required to submit:
  • graduate admission application and application fee
  • official transcripts
  • three letters of recommendation from people in education or leadership positions
  • written statement
  • proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26460 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    24498 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24498 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12014 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12014 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Tempe Junction

900 - 1350 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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