Master of Liberal Arts Program

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 was 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.

What are you curious about? Ready to design your degree around those big questions? Contact us for more information or apply to our program today.

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What you can expect

You will have the freedom to choose graduate-level classes in whatever interests you most, whether you want to learn more about the complexities of human nature with sociology and psychology classes, explore our purpose here with religion courses, or examine texts and creations through art, history and communication courses.

Admission Requirements

  • 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.

See full ACU graduate admissions requirements here.

Degree Details



Program length: 2 years

Credit hours: 36

2021/2022 tuition per credit hour: $1,343

Example Coursework

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Application Deadlines

Spring: Please contact the Office of Graduate Programs ( or 325-674-2656)

Fall: August 10