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.
Continuing Studies classes do not transfer into the MLA Program.

Prospective applicants should consider enrolling in the spring CSP course "The Dawn of the Renaissance Across Europe." This course aims to introduce those who are strongly interested in pursuing a degee 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 spring through CSP:

Registration for CSP classes begins Monday, March 5, 2018.

Most classes begin the week of April 4, 2018.

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

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