Graduate Liberal Arts and Science Programs
The School for Graduate Studies offers several degree programs within the liberal arts and science area. The policy programs (M.A. in community and economic development, M.A. in social and public policy, and M.A. in work and labor policy), the M.A. in liberal studies, and the M.S. in information technology. Prospective students should submit an application during our Application Review period.
The M.A. in Community and Economic Development integrates the development of social capital and community capacity with the economic development of the community. The program incorporates the public policy process, theoretical development concepts, as well as approaches that real communities use to produce positive economic outcomes and improvement in the quality of life.
The M.A. in Social Policy is designed for practitioners, managers and administrators in public and private, for-profit and nonprofit organizations who want to learn more about how to make either governmental or organizational policies more effective.
New for Spring 2020 - track in Public Administration.
The M. A. in Work and Labor Policy focuses on current problems and policies caused by changes in the global economy, technology, the work force and the workplace. It is designed for unionists, human resource professionals, arbitrators, educators, activists, lawyers and individuals involved in government or private industry.
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
(online with residencies)
The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) provides the freedom to design a highly individualized, interdisciplinary program in a focused area of interest. Students can pursue an intellectual or creative interest and develop theoretical understandings by approaching that interest from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives. The disciplines must be drawn primarily from liberal arts (e.g. the humanities, social sciences, and/or natural sciences).
The Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) degree is designed for IT professionals in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields who wish to advance their careers and broaden their opportunities in information technology industries. The program provides an in-depth understanding of information technology and cyber security as well as social, legal, and managerial issues in the field.