Learn from anywhere, according to your own schedule
Balance your studies with other life commitments
Enjoy small class sizes and close online interactions with faculty and peers
Attend classes year-round, full or part-time
Choose from Fall, Spring, and Summer starting points
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The Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies has a rolling application deadline, but the sooner you apply, the better.
Why an MA in Liberal Studies?
Develop interdisciplinary perspectives using literary, historical, philosophical, and social scientific methods
Enhance your career with an advanced degree
Study with a variety of academic specialists about the central issues in their fields
Pursue an independent project on the topic of your choice
Join an enormous, active Rutgers alumni network
Application for admission
Accredited bachelor’s degree
Official transcripts or previous academic work
Two letters of recommendation, preferably from former teachers or professors
Personal statement explaining interest in this program
A non-refundable application fee
TOEFL scores (for international applicants)
Choose from a wide range of courses in the humanities (philosophy, history, literature, music, art, religion), social sciences (sociology, anthropology, psychology, economics), and more.
"Imagine! Professors who love what they teach, intelligent classmates with things to say! "