Program

An interdisciplinary degree in the history of ideas

Andy Warhol MerceThe College of Letters and Science Master of Liberal Studies is designed for college graduates interested in an interdisciplinary master’s degree. In the liberal arts tradition, the MLS emphasizes breadth of learning across disciplines, critical thinking, clear communication, and integration of knowledge. While strengthening each student’s general education is the primary goal of the program, the degree also expands professional and career opportunities.

Hallmarks of the program include:

  1. Interdisciplinary areas of study
  2. Outstanding faculty
  3. Individualized advising
  4. Flexible timetable for meeting graduation requirements
  5. Scheduled coursework during late afternoons and evenings.

The only degree of its kind in the state of Wisconsin, the MLS is based in the College of Letters and Science’s Center for 21st Century Studies and features small seminars led by distinguished graduate faculty.

Christie HamiltonKristie Hamilton, Associate Professor of English, is Director of the Master of Liberal Studies Program. For a biographical sketch of Professor Hamilton, please visit her faculty page.