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Master of Liberal Studies

Earning a Master of Liberal Studies (MLS) degree from Fort Hays State University can help you see the world differently. Graduates develop the critical thinking skills needed to become wiser consumers of knowledge, becoming better able to understand and evaluate the intellectual work of any discipline. Most importantly, as you begin to see the world differently, you may discover new ways to have a positive effect on the world around you. Designed with the working professional in mind, the 31-credit hour Master of Liberal Studies degree program makes it easier for you to balance work and personal commitments to achieve your educational goals. Earning a degree in liberal studies provides you the opportunity to systematically explore a wide realm of knowledge and wisdom to help you better understand yourself, others and the world around you. Liberal studies focuses on intellectual, social, and moral growth, and helps foster your love of learning. Concentrations within the MLS provide collections of advanced study in areas of professional interest to you. Choose from concentrations in arts, humanities, social sciences, sciences, business, education, and health studies areas taught by FHSU disciplinary graduate faculty. Choose innovative concentrations in emerging multi-disciplinary interest areas such as, global studies, corporate communications, literary arts, political leadership, public administration, and health sciences. Concentrations to meet emerging workforce development needs are being developed each year.

Click through the MLS website to learn more, or contact the MLS Coordinator if you have questions. We would love to hear from you!

Work closely with your faculty advisor throughout your degree program, from developing your program of study to completing your culminating experience.

With concentrations available on campus and online, find a program that meets your personal and professional goals.

While earning a graduate degree does take a lot of time and effort, it does not have to cost a lot of money. Discover a great education at a great price.

Fort Hays State University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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