Customized. Flexible. One of a kind.
The University of Toledo is home to one of the only master of liberal studies programs in northwest Ohio.
Customize a liberal studies master's degree to match your goals.
The University of Toledo has thoughtfully designed this graduate program — one of the only ones in the region — to meet the diverse needs and challenges of non-traditional, adult learners. We welcome graduate students of all ages, backgrounds and careers.
We recognize that many of our graduate students are already in established careers. Our graduate program is flexible and individualized.
We seek to provide an intellectually challenging and academically rigorous education. The M.L.S. program encourages interdisciplinary thinking and respects diverse philosophical and methodological approaches to knowledge.
For more information on the master's degree in liberal studies, contact the program director, Jerry Van Hoy, at 419.530.7257 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Create your own path. Enroll full time or part time to earn your liberal arts graduate degree in two-to-three years. Attend evening and weekend classes on campus or online classes any time to balance college with other priorities.
Save time and money. Earn your master's degree in liberal studies and a graduate certificate at the same time. No additional classes are necessary if you take elective courses from UToledo’s graduate certificate programs — women’s and gender studies, gerontology, diversity, peace education and more.
Get a head start. Students currently enrolled in UToledo's liberal studies bachelor's program can enroll in up to nine semester-hours of graduate courses. Students may then apply those credit hours to their B.A. and M.L.S. degrees.
Student-centered faculty. UToledo's dedicated faculty members across all UToledo's 11 academic colleges participate in the master of liberal studies program. They serve as course instructors, thesis and project committee members and academic advisors.
Whatever your path, the master's degree program in liberal studies helps you acquire or improve valuable skills — everything from critical thinking and self-direction to research and integrative approaches.
Use your master's degree to advance in your current job, find a new career or pursue a doctoral degree.
Graduate students in the liberal studies master's program are required to complete a series of core seminars and a research methods course. The rest of the program is up to you.
Work with a UToledo faculty advisor to develop your plan of study for a personalized, interdisciplinary experience. Our program cooperates with other programs and departments throughout UToledo.
Choose to complete a traditional thesis or design your own creative or applied capstone project. UToledo students have completed such capstone projects as:
Liberal Studies Master's Program Sample Classes