12 months
25200 USD/year
23544 USD/year
11720 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Liberal Studies MLSt program from Arizona State University offers students a multidisciplinary approach to human ideas and values.

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This Liberal Studies MLSt program from Arizona State University is intended for students seeking a graduate degree that explores the integration of the humanities with political, religious, social and scientific questions within their cultural contexts. 

The Master of Liberal Studies is purposefully designed to move beyond the narrow confines of a single academic discipline. Instead of looking at the world through the limited lens of one discipline, the MLSt closely matches the broader way we as adults learn on a daily basis; it provides us with many different ways to understand the world. The program includes two core seminars that explore transdisciplinary approaches to problems and issues articulated by the study of individuals in society. Areas of emphasis within the program include gender, religion, and culture; science, nature, and creative nonfiction writing; and borders, migration, health, and cultural identity. Graduates come away with an expanded understanding of the world and with research and writing skills that are applicable to nearly all professions.

Career Opportunities

Professionals with excellent critical problem-solving and communication skills are in high demand across sectors and industries, including business, media, entertainment, politics and community organizations. Skills in communication, creative practice, as well as the collection and critical analysis of data for the development of impactful content are valuable to businesses, nonprofit sectors and institutions relying on relevant strategies to engage and serve diverse audiences.

Career examples include:

  • archivist
  • business manager of artists, performers and athletes
  • market research analyst
  • public relations specialist
  • writer or creative writer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Writing About Social Issues 
  • Religion, Health and Culture
  • Ethics, Science and Culture
  • Film and Media Studies
  • Applied Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts.
  • Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree, in any field, from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.
All applicants must submit:
  • graduate admission application and application fee
  • official transcripts
  • a letter of interest in the program
  • a resume, biographical statement or curriculum vitae
  • proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25200 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    23544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23544 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11720 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Online Arizona resident: $16,728/year
  • Online Non-Arizona resident: $18,040/year

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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