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The MA in Liberal Studies (MALS) program is designed to provide an opportunity to learn about modern society, culture, and thought through an interdisciplinary and comparative approach.
Consisting of 30 credits and structured to facilitate the completion of all coursework in two years, full time students are required to take two courses in the Liberal Studies sequence during each of four semesters. In addition they are encouraged to enroll in one elective course during a summer term and one during their fourth semester in the program. Courses meet for 2 hours once a week in the evenings.
This program helps students develop critical, analytical reasoning and communication skills that are helpful in professional or workplace settings as well as in everyday social life.
The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies satisfies NYSED’s degree requirement for professional certification, grades pre-K through high school. The program holds full membership in and is accredited by the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs. LiberalArtsEDU.org has recently named the College of Staten Island to its list of the 40+ Most Affordable Master’s in Liberal Studies (MALS) Programs offered at Public Universities. Among those Most Affordable, it was, along with Queens College, the most affordable in all of NYS and the NY Metropolitan area.