Liberal Arts

A Graham School instructor leads a class in the Master's of Liberal Arts degree.

The Master of Liberal Arts program offers a comprehensive interdisciplinary education. Through lectures, readings, and engaging classroom discussions with renowned UChicago faculty, students study the works of great thinkers in a range of disciplines such as the humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, and biological sciences.

A Graham School student in the Basic Program engaged in discussion with his fellow peers

Our certificate programs in liberal arts aim to enhance individuals’ knowledge in their chosen fields for either career advancement or personal enrichment. The Basic Program in particular offers a rigorous liberal arts curriculum structured around classroom discussions, covering a variety of texts on social and political thought.

The University of Chicago crest and motto represents the school’s dedication to open inquiry and an interdisciplinary education.

Building on its dedication to open inquiry, the Graham School offers a collection of noncredit courses with the flexibility of an open enrollment structure, where no applications are required. Courses and events are available in formats such as weekly discussions, free lectures, daylong seminars, and weekend events.

The University of Chicago’s Hyde Park campus is an area of continuous academic engagement in the liberal arts.

In conjunction with other institutions, the Graham School hosts lectures and events for current students and alumni either locally or abroad. Whether it’s through exploring Chicago’s urban culture or attending lectures at Oxford, these programs open new ways for students and alumni to engage with great thinkers and gain unique experiences.