Master of Liberal Arts for Prospective Students
Have you ever wanted to study the works of Shakespeare, Aristotle, or Machiavelli? Read about the politics behind the Kamasutra? Uncover the genius of Freud and Einstein? Learn things like—how contemporary American rituals shape our ideas about citizenship, public and family life? Grapple with scientific controversies as big as the universe to as small as a microbe? The Master of Liberal Arts program (MLA) will give you these opportunities and more!
Learn to draw connections that you have never imagined possible. Build career-enhancing credentials or context for further graduate work. Join and network with a community of students and alumni with a passion for learning.
Apply today. The MLA will open new doors for you and take you to places you have never been. It is the next great thing to do with your life!
The Next Great Thing to Do With Your Life
Earning an MLA degree from the University of Chicago Graham School is the perfect next step for you. This evening or weekend program is offered part-time or at a more accelerated pace. You will study the greatest works in the humanities and the natural, social, and biological sciences in courses taught by renowned University of Chicago faculty.
The MLA program will allow you to:
- Differentiate yourself with a University of Chicago approach
- Hone critical thinking skills to help you understand and resolve big-picture issues
- Challenge yourself; surprise yourself; See the world in new ways
- Gain credentials and context for your career and your life, in general
- Join others who share a passion for learning
Visit Why Consider this Program for details.
Downtown, Flexible Masters Program
The MLA program is designed to fit into a busy lifestyle. Courses are offered at the downtown Gleacher Center at 450 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive weekday evenings and/or Saturday mornings.
- Take three courses a quarter, earn your MLA in a year
- Take two courses a quarter, earn your MLA in two years
- Want a less accelerated option? Take up to five years to complete
Visit Program Structure, Location, and Support for details.
The University of Chicago MLA faculty is comprised of exceptional teachers at the top of their disciplines, who are generous with their time and thought. They teach courses including Greek Tragedy, The Renaissance as an Age of Discovery, Darwinian Medicine, The Kamasutra, and Ritual in American Life. Visit our Faculty Page for details.
Artists, police officers, physicians, detectives, homemakers, retirees, translators, scientists, accountants, writers, teachers, and so many more all have contributed their thoughts and perceptions as students in the program. Visit Student Testimonials to hear about the program in their words.
Tri-Annual Admissions Process
Start this program in the autumn, winter, or spring. Upcoming application deadlines are the following:
- Autumn Quarter 2012: August 22, 2012
- Winter Quarter 2013: December 3, 2012
- Spring Quarter 2013: February 13, 2013
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Tuition for the 2012-13 academic year is $2,695 per course.
To learn more about the program, please contact Vanessa Georg at 773.834.0159 or email@example.com.