Degree Requirements

Great Ideas Seminar 9 -12 hours
Interdisciplinary Concentration 18 hours
Capstone Project 3 - 6 hours
- Master's essay (3 hours)
- Master's Thesis (6 hours)
  • A minimum of 33 semester credit hours of coursework, and a cumulative GPA of 3.00.
  • Since 33 hours of course work are required of all MALS students, but a maximum of 3 hours are awarded for the "Master's Essay" course as opposed to 6 hours for "Master's Thesis."
  • Students who choose the Essay option must complete either 4 Great Ideas Seminars (12 hours) or a 21 hour Interdisciplinary Concentration to satisfy the requirements for the degree.
  • A minimum of 6 courses of interdisciplinary concentration.
  • The interdisciplinary concentration spans at least three distinct disciplines and at least two courses from each discipline.
  • Successful completion of the Capstone Project.