Academic Program

Bayeux Tapestry, 11th century 

Program Requirements

Courses Units
Foundation Sequence 12
Intro. to Grad. Study 4
7 MLA Seminars 28
Master’s Thesis 6
TOTAL 50

Program Requirements

Students in the MLA Program complete a minimum of 50 units of coursework, exploring a range of subjects rather than focusing narrowly on a single topic. This approach provides the broad perspective that leads to an interdisciplinary Master's Thesis, an in-depth study of a single subject, which serves as the culmination of graduate study. Students have a minimum of four years and maximum of five years to complete the program.

Core Curriculum

During the first year and a quarter, students are engaged in the core curriculum.

The first year, students look at the broad framework of history, literature, philosophy, political science, geography, economics, art, and the sciences in our sequence of three Foundations courses, which lay the groundwork for interdisciplinary study. Class meets one night per week, 7:00-9:30pm.

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Core Curriculum

MLA faculty and students describe the first year and a quarter of required classes.

During the first quarter of the second year, students take Introduction to Interdisciplinary Graduate Study, in which they concentrate on writing a critical graduate paper, conducting library research, presenting the re