Human-Centered. Interdisciplinary.

The pursuit of a human-centered, interdisciplinary, Master of Liberal Studies degree from SMU fosters growth for professional and community leaders. Students can pursue their lifelong intellectual passions, enhance their leadership skills and possibly transform their careers.

Designed for busy adults and career-minded professionals, the program offers flexible scheduling and encourages creative and critical thinking through study in the humanities, organizational dynamics, social justice, arts, and culture. Students benefit from building vital skills and examining the human condition from a variety of perspectives that address the problems of the 21st century.

Pursue a Flexible Master of Liberal Studies Degree

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Examples of Careers that MLS students pursue.

  • ➤ Civic Leader
  • ➤ Community College Instructor
  • ➤ Development and Fundraising Professional
  • ➤ Educational Coach
  • ➤ Healthcare Practitioner
  • ➤ Non-Profit Founder, Director
  • ➤ Organizational Consultant
  • ➤ Public Relations Professional
  • ➤ Social Media Specialist
  • ➤ Sports Coach
  • ➤ University Administrator
  • ➤ Writer, Performer in the Arts

Currently Accepting Applications for Spring 2024!

Along the way you may expect to be challenged, surprised, inspired, enlightened, energized and perhaps even transformed. Students interface with educators from various university disciplines. Instructors bring unmatched credentials and dedication to the teaching of a range of subjects that spans the ages and expands to explore the universe.

Do you already have a graduate degree? Apply for the Doctor of Liberal Studies or Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study for more focus in your chosen curricular field of study.

Our website is designed to give you a taste of what the world of human-centered, interdisciplinary, graduate liberal studies at SMU has to offer. Rich in opportunities to learn, discover, advance and grow.

Enrich your knowledge and understanding by concentrating in one of our exciting curricular fields of study.

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