What Sets UM-Flint's Liberal Studies (MA) in American Culture Program Apart?
Offered through the world-renowned University of Michigan Rackham School of Graduate Studies, the MA in Liberal Studies at UM-Flint supports students as they develop intellectually, professionally, and personally. This program welcomes learners from a range of educational backgrounds and experiences. Graduates of our program include business professionals, civic and religious leaders, community activists, artists, and scholars seeking to earn doctorate or professional degrees, as well as non-traditional students.
With full- and part-time enrollment available, the MA in Liberal Studies offers a flexible online format that accommodates the learning styles and busy schedules of working adult learners. Complete your courses and degree at your own pace, on your own time.
Students of the program are provided ample opportunities to undertake independent studies, individual research, and creative projects that reflect personal passions and interests. You’ll be challenged to complete a thesis based on your area of study, and present your thesis to a faculty board, as well as peers.
With an emphasis on American thought and culture, the MA in Liberal Studies engages you in a critical, multidisciplinary examination of the American experience. You’ll be asked to explore and examine issues critical to national identity, including race, gender, equality, politics, religion, and popular culture. As a result, you’ll emerge from the program with a deeper understanding of our nation and the historical themes and contexts that shape it.
Courses build on one another to develop an in-depth understanding of historical, current, and emerging issues across a range of disciplines that reveal the intersection of art, literature, politics, history, sociology, business, and more. The MA in Liberal Studies at UM-Flint provides a broad, cross-disciplinary education that builds knowledge and skills valued in the workplace as well as the classroom. Students emerge from the program with new disciplinary, cultural, and self-knowledge; facility in inquiry and analysis; critical and creative thinking; and a confident commitment to effective written and oral communication.
The program is led by strong faculty who share a commitment to lifelong learning, teaching, and scholarly excellence. Your professors remain available to interact with and mentor you online and in person, long after you’ve completed your degree.
Along with intellectual pursuits, students in the program are encouraged to engage civically through special projects, research, and service learning. You’ll have the opportunity to demonstrate the transformative power of a liberal education in real-life situations and environments.