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Master of Liberal Arts

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Here, there is something for everyone.

Students often complain that they had so many required courses and structured degree plans as undergraduates that they were not able to take many of the courses that really interested them.

The MLA Program is a multidisciplinary program that offers a wide range of educational opportunities to students of diverse educational backgrounds.


What's New for MLA?

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Van Lith is the only active collegian who was selected to a USA Basketball Men's or Women's National Team in 5-on-5 or 3x3 competition. 


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TCU rifle's Stephanie Grundsoee has earned a spot on Denmark's Olympic Team for the upcoming 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. She becomes the second Olympian in program history, joining Sarah Scherer who competed in the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games.


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TCU Track and Field team member Maria Bienvenu competed in the Javelin at the upcoming USA Track and Field Olympic Team Trials. 


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Lauren Ford-Loyd, Haley Dibrell, and Angel Smith presented at the Texas Graduate Liberal Studies Symposium in the summer of 2023 held on the campus of Southern Methodist University. The one day event  provides an opportunity for students and alumni from Texas graduate liberal studies programs to share their experiences and studies and continue to explore timeless and timely human questions within the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.  

  • Angel Smith - "Shared Liminal Spaces: Neither Migrant nor American
  • Haley Dibrell - "Unconscious Prejudice"
  • Lauren Ford-Loyd - "Transnational Literature: More Than an Immigration Story"



MLA Quick Facts

Program duration 1-2 years Entry term Fall, Spring or Summer Summer 2024 application deadline 7/8/2024 Fall 2024 application deadline 8/20/2024


Why MLA?

"Too often, education is measured by its direct relevance to a specific career. However, we often find that inspiration and solutions arise from a passage in a novel, a historical moment, the observation of the stars, or even a piece of music. All knowledge is valuable and useful. The broader a person’s knowledge base, the deeper the well that person may draw from to be creative. 

The Master’s Degree in Liberal Arts is a distinct opportunity to enrich one’s bank of knowledge. Whether it’s to explore one’s curiosity or to indulge in the simple pleasure of learning something new, its value cannot be overstated."

-Dr. Dusty Crocker


Community Engagement

The Masters of Liberal Arts program has footprints in the greater DFW community. Our students have lives outside of the classroom and we strive to meet them where they are.