Admissions

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Accreditation

Stanford University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501; (510) 748-9001. The Master of Liberal Arts program is a Stanford University graduate program, fully accredited by and responsible to Stanford’s Academic Senate; it functions under the auspices of Stanford Continuing Studies.

Our students span a diverse cultural mix of women and men with a wide range of ages and backgrounds. We are seeking an energetic group of students who look forward to a rigorous program of broad exposure and intellectual growth.

Eligibility

Applicants must have

  • a bachelor's degree (or international equivalent) from an accredited college or university
  • a minimum 3.0 GPA from the student's undergraduate institution (the admissions committee also gives consideration to postgraduate experiences and recent accomplishments)
  • significant background, coursework, and/or accomplishment in the liberal arts

Admissions Criteria

Admission to the MLA program is highly selective. In addition to the eligibility requirements listed above, applicants must d