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With our guidance, you build your own concentration based on personal interests, aspirations and goals.

Degree Information

The MALS degree requires at least 30 hours of coursework, or 10 three-hour courses. Students craft a six-course interdisciplinary concentration and also complete at least two MALS seminars, an optional research methods course and a culminating project.

We’ll help you develop a concentration to fit your goals and needs. There’s a multitude of options, and our graduates have explored topics ranging from military ethics to science, technology and society.

MALS Seminars

All MALS students attend two seminars, which address a wide range of topics. These interdisciplinary courses have no prerequisites and are limited to 15 students.

Culminating Project

Our students complete a capstone project related to their respective concentration. The project can manifest in a number of forms — long paper, video production, community engagement project, educational program, creative writing, website, handbook, or business plan, for example.

Browse through the culminating project guidelines and recent examples to discover the myriad different directions you can go.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about our program, and explore helpful resources.