The Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) program at The School of Professional Advancement promotes the development of skills in critical thinking, reading, writing, and oral communication. The MLA degree is awarded following the successful completion of ten graduate-level liberal arts courses. These must include at least two courses designated MLAR. MLA students may be eligible to enroll in other graduate-level liberal arts courses at Tulane. Graduate level courses taken at Tulane schools outside of the School of Professional Advancement may be billed at a higher rate.
Students are required to complete ten courses. These must include at least two courses designated MLAR, while students may be eligible to enroll in other graduate-level liberal arts courses at Tulane. MLA students who wish to write a thesis in lieu of the tenth course may petition the Director to do so. Students may not apply more than two independent study courses toward graduation requirements for the MLA. Students must also submit an application for degree, available from the School of Professional Advancement Dean's office, at the beginning of the semester in which the student plans to complete all required coursework.