Recommended CSP Courses

Applicants who have been out of school for awhile, or who do not have a background in the liberal arts, are encouraged to take a few Stanford Continuing Studies courses prior to applying to the Master of Liberal Arts, both to reintroduce yourself to classroom discussion and to get a sense of what it’s like to take classes at night. CSP classes provide an excellent opportunity to work with instructors, who may be able to provide you with the necessary letters of recommendation to apply. If you intend to ask for a letter of recommendation, it is best to take the CSP course for a letter grade.
Continuing Studies classes do not transfer into the MLA Program.

Prospective applicants should consider enrolling in the fall CSP course "The Novel." This course aims to introduce those who are strongly interested in pursuing a degree in the MLA program to the kind of seminar they will encounter if they are admitted to the program.

We also recommend the following classes, offered this fall through CSP:

Registration for CSP classes begins Monday, August 20, 2018.

Most classes begin the week of September 24, 2018.

Stanford Continuing Studies courses are open to anyone with a high school diploma.

For more information, visit continuingstudies.stanford.edu.