Master of Liberal Studies




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Academic Requirements

Minimum requirements for admission include a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.7 or higher for all previous academic work.

Ifyou have a GPA of less than 2.7, you must submit results of the general test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). A minimum combined Verbal Reasoning and Analytical Reasoning score of 800 is required to be considered for admission.

The Application Process

Apply online at the College of Graduate Studies Web site After creating a user account, please select "Graduate App" from the drop down-list. For the program of study, please select "MLS-Master's of Liberal Studies" from the drop-down list. The Graduate School requires official copies of all transcripts of post-secondary education. The transcripts should show all academic work undertaken and all degrees granted. If you attended The University of Toledo you do not have to submit transcripts.

You will need to identify three persons who can provide a letter of recommendation. The letters should be from individuals who are capable of assessing your potential for completing a master's level academic program. Click on "Letters of Recommendation" from the online application check-list to send electronic  requests for letters of recommendation.

The application process also requires submission of a statement of purpose and a writing sample. The statement of purpose should explain your interest in seeking a graduate degree from the Master's of Liberal Studies Program. Please be specific about any areas of concentration you hope to focus on with coursework or the Master's thesis/project. Click on "Statement of Purpose" from the online application check-list and upload your statement of purpose document.

Please provide a college or work-related writing sample that demonstrates your ability to present ideas in a clear, well organized and well written manner. Click on "Resume or Other Document" from the online application check-list to upload your writing sample document.

After your application is complete, the College of Graduate Studies will notify the Director of the Master's of Liberal Studies Program and you will be notified (usually within a month) of the decision regarding your admission status.


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Last Updated: 8/8/17