What Sets UM-Flint's Liberal Studies (MA) in American Culture Program Apart?
- The program provides an emphasis in American thought and culture, with significant opportunities for individual research and creative work.
- The liberal studies curriculum is designed to
- Engage students in a critical, multidisciplinary examination of the American experience, broadly constituted;
- Encourage students to explore and critique issues important to national identity, such as race, gender, equality, politics, religion, and popular culture;
- Help students advance their critical, theoretical, and technical skills through engaging core courses and a culminating thesis project.
- Distance-learning format with courses offered online
- Entire program can be completed online; some elective courses are available in on-campus classroom if desired
- Ability to create a personalized program with a large variety of elective courses in areas of your interest
- Thirty-three (33) credit hours through either full- or part-time enrollment
- Independent and individualized study encouraged
- The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree is offered through the world-renowned University of Michigan Rackham School of Graduate Studies.
- A strong faculty is committed to teaching and scholarly excellence and to dynamic learning through mentoring and meaningful interactions.
- Students will be part of a community of learners pursing substantial intellectual work.
- Fall 2016 New Students: You are eligible for competitive scholarships and research assistantships if you apply by June 1.
For each student, the MALS encourages and facilitates high achievement in the areas of academic, scholarly, and civic work. During their time in the program, students follow a series of courses designed to provide the content and tools required for significant historical and cultural understandings, over a range of disciplines, of American society and the individual. The essential intellectual and practical skills developed in the liberal studies curriculum empowers individuals and prepares them for personal and professional success.