Online Degree Programs

Liberal Studies Curriculum

Sample Program of Study
Seminar Title/Discipline: General Course Description* Course Code Courses (Hours)
MLS Seminar in the Humanities: Introduction to the concerns and methods of graduate study in the Humanities. This course will demonstrate, through readings from different eras, the interrelated nature of literature, philosophy and history. MLS 6010 1 course 
(3 hrs)
MLS Seminar in the Social Sciences: Drawing from major principles and concepts in the social sciences, this course examines issues of the individual and society from a range of disciplinary approaches. MLS 6020 1 course 
(3 hrs)
MLS Seminar in the Natural Sciences: This course discusses the major ideas of the natural sciences in terms of their impact upon the human species. MLS 6030 1 course 
(3 hrs)
MLS Seminar in the Visual and Performing Arts: An examination of the concept of creativity in the fields of visual art, theater, dance and music. MLS 6040 1 course 
(3 hrs)
MLS 6100: Interdisciplinary Research Methods: Exploration of what it means to use interdisciplinary approaches to research and writing. The course focuses on the logic of interdisciplinary research and how to use disciplinary research epistemologies in interdisciplinary projects. The course also discusses institutional Review Boards and ethical treatment of human subjects in research.
MLS 6100 1 course
(3 hrs)
Electives - students should choose a combination of electives that represent a focused area of interest from the University's offering of graduate level courses. Varies 4-5 courses 
(12-15 hours)

MLS Thesis: Permission of the Director and unique CRN (course registration number) required. May be repeated for additional credit.


MLS Project: Creative or applied capstone project supervised by faculty advisor and committee. Permission of the Director required. May be repeated for additional credit. Prerequisite: Admission to MLS Program.

MLS 6990



MLS 6970

(3 - 6 hours)



(3 - 6 hours)

Total Semester Hours Required   33
*General Course Description (specific descriptions vary by section and instructor; please visit the UT Online Web page for course offerings)

The Master of Liberal Studies Program is a multi/interdisciplinary graduate program offered by the University of Toledo. It consists of 33 hours of credit including a 12-hour breadth requirement (non-elective MLS courses above) and a master’s thesis or project.


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Last Updated: 6/27/22