May 16, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Studies (MA)

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Minimum overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Undergraduate course work totaling twenty-four (24) credit hours, primarily in the humanities and social sciences

Transfer of Credit

Up to six (6) credit hours of graduate credit completed at an accredited institution may be accepted for transfer.  Transfers of credit are subject to the approval of the program director.  Transfers are made in accordance with the policies of the Rackham School of Graduate Studies .

Time Limit for Degree Completion

Students are expected to complete all work within five years from the date of first enrollment in the program. Students exceeding this time limit must file a petition.  See the Rackham School of Graduate Studies  for further information.


Thirty credits as follows:

B. Research Courses (6 credits)

C. Approved Electives (15 credits)

While all courses in sections A and B are offered online, at present twenty-five (25) elective courses are available online.  This number will increase over time.