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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18

The Degree of Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

Dartmouth College offers a graduate program leading to the degree of Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (M.A.L.S.). This program 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.

M.A.L.S. 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 M.A.L.S. Program as well as from regular offerings of the College. Completion of the M.A.L.S. 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 M.A.L.S students also produce a thesis as the final program component to receive the degree.

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