As you prepare your application for the ACU Master of Liberal Arts, you may have questions very similar to those of other applicants. Below are answers to a list of commonly asked questions.

Liberal Arts FAQ


How do I apply to the ACU MA in Liberal Arts?
Please click here to begin the application process. Within the application portal, you can send recommendation requests, upload documents, and check your admission status.

When is the application deadline?
We make rolling admission decisions year round, so there is no specific deadline.

Is there an application fee?
Yes, the $50 application fee can be paid within your application portal.

Is the GRE required for admission?
The GRE is waived for students who have earned an undergraduate
GPA of 3.25 or higher.

What is an appropriate length for the purpose statement?
An appropriate purpose statement is 2 pages.

Are specific prerequisite courses required to apply?
No prerequisites are required.


How many entry terms are offered each year?
Students can apply for a fall (August), spring (January) or summer (May) entry term.

What is the length of the program?
The program is typically 2 years (with summer breaks), but students have completed the program in 1.5 years by taking summer courses.

Is there a part time option?
Yes, students can enroll part time.

How is the degree plan established for this interdisciplinary degree?
Please click here to learn more about the MLA requirements and degree planning.

What is the cost of the program?
The cost of the program is $42,984 or $1,194 per credit hour. (18/19 rates)

Can I meet with the program director?
Absolutely. Please call 325-674-6911 or email to schedule an in-person or phone meeting with the MLA Program Director.

What is Abilene like?
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