Master of Liberal Arts

Satisfy your curiosity.

Imagine being able to design your own academic program, based on your big questions about life.

The interdisciplinary Master of Liberal Arts program at ACU is designed for anyone with a bachelor’s, master’s or even doctoral degree who wants to resume the “unfinished business” of a liberal education – the quest for knowledge about ourselves and our world.

Satisfy your curiosity.

Imagine being able to design your own academic program, based on your big questions about life.

The interdisciplinary Master of Liberal Arts program at ACU is designed for anyone with a bachelor’s, master’s or even doctoral degree who wants to resume the “unfinished business” of a liberal education – the quest for knowledge about ourselves and our world.

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Program Structure

Master of Liberal Arts

These are the important details you will need to keep in mind as you prepare your application and degree plan.

Required Hours

Program length: 2 years
Credit hours: 36
2021/2022 tuition per credit hour: $1,343

Application Deadlines

Spring:
Please contact the Office of Graduate Programs (gradinfo@acu.edu or 325-674-2656)

Fall: August 10

Why Master of Liberal Arts at ACU?

Malcolm Forbes, the publisher of Forbes magazine, believed the purpose of education was “to replace the empty mind with an open one.” The Master of Liberal Arts aims to significantly broaden the possibilities for opening the minds of students. The M.L.A. is interdisciplinary, allowing students to choose from the many graduate courses and concentrations offered at ACU. It is a formal quest for knowledge about ourselves and our world.

ACU’s design as a faith-based institution makes the Master of Liberal Arts at ACU unique. Students are encouraged to become well-rounded individuals in the pursuit of honoring a diverse and all encompassing Creator. ACU offers graduate courses in arts and humanities, social sciences, religion, and professional and technical areas, such as business – all within the context of Christian higher education.

  • Complete an online application;
  • Pay the $65 application fee;
  • An official transcript(s) in English (or translated to English) of all previous colleges attended. The transcript must indicate an earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university or equivalent;
  • A cumulative undergraduate approximate B average or above in the area of focus or related area and evidence of an overall productive GPA;
  • Two letters of recommendation (may be submitted through the online application);
  • An official GRE score (waived if GPA is 3.25 or higher);
  • Written statement from the applicant describing the purposes and objectives for entering the MLA program; and
  • A personal interview with the MLA advisor or one appointed by the MLA advisor.