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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2021-22

The Degree of Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

The Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies offers a graduate program leading to the degree of Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS). This program, which is also available to current Dartmouth employees, features an interdisciplinary approach to advanced study in the liberal arts. It is intended for students dedicated to furthering their liberal education by both directed and independent study.

MALS participants design an individualized plan of study in consultation with the program’s faculty advisors, choosing courses from a series of special interdisciplinary courses offered by the MALS Program as well as from regular offerings of the College. Completion of the MALS coursework normally requires a minimum of two summers plus another term of study at Dartmouth. While it is possible to take courses on a year-round basis, a student must be in residence for a minimum of one summer, participating in two summer symposia or one symposium and an approved symposium substitute. All MALS students also produce a thesis as the final program component to receive the degree.

Dartmouth College’s MALS program is a member of the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs. For more information on the MALS Program at Dartmouth, visit their web site or send an e-mail to: MALS.Program@Dartmouth.EDU.