Liberal Studies - L.S.M.
Center for Comparative and Integrative Programs
105 Bowman Hall
The Master of Liberal Studies degree provides students with a unique opportunity to study at the graduate level in fields that are of interest and use to them. Under the guidance of the program's director, students select courses from across disciplines in the the university to form their own individualized and integrated program of study.
Fully Offered At:
- Kent Campus
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university for unconditional admission
- Minimum 3.000 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale for unconditional admission
- Official transcript(s)
- Goal statement
- Three letters of recommendation
- English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:
- Minimum 610 TOEFL PBT score (paper-based version)
- Minimum 102 TOEFL IBT score (Internet-based version)
- Minimum 86 MELAB score
- Minimum 7.5 IELTS score
- Minimum 73 PTE score
For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies admission website. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Bring together the different fields in which they have been working
- See the advantages of doing so.
- Continue to pursue the knowledge they entered the program to acquire.
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Of the 27 credit hours of electives, students must select 12-15 credit hours of courses from a single department/school and 12-15 credit hours of courses from two or three other departments/schools. In addition to standard classroom courses, a maximum 6 credit hours of internship/practicum and 6 credit hours of research may be selected. Courses may be taken in any college in the university; however, since the L.S.M. degree focuses on the values of liberal arts education, the program of study must include a minimum 12 credit hours of coursework in the College of Arts and Sciences.
- Minimum 15 credit hours must be at the 60000-level (which include AS 61000 and AS 61098). Some graduate courses may require prerequisites.
- Students will complete a program of study document in which they will develop a theme (title) and choose coursework in the major and minor areas. In developing a program of study, students must adhere to several fundamental principles that the program of study must (1) emphasize interdisciplinary perspectives to learning and (b) be integrated.