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Design Your Own Master’s Degree

Customize a master's degree that meets your professional goals and unique interests.

What is MALS?

The Master of Arts in liberal studies (MALS) is a graduate program that puts you in charge. With our help, you’ll build a course of study based on your interests and goals. Many students work full-time and take advantage of our flexible offerings, including evening seminars and classes.

Our program is interdisciplinary, meaning you’ll gain experience in a variety of fields and subjects. And you’ll complete a final, culminating project that exemplifies your expertise and helps solve real problems.

The MALS experience was instrumental in developing a broader scope of critical thinking.

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Erik Hooks ’05

Deputy Administrator of FEMA
Former N.C. Secretary of Public Safety