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    Mississippi College
   
 
  Jul 15, 2019
 
GRADUATE CATALOG 2017-2018 
    
GRADUATE CATALOG 2017-2018 [Archived Catalog]

Liberal Studies, M.L.S.


The Master of Liberal Studies is an avocational interdisciplinary program designed for individuals who are interested in education beyond the baccalaureate but who do not wish to pursue a traditional specialized graduate or professional degree. It is a non-thesis degree intended to be broad and diversified in its scope to allow its students flexibility in acquiring advanced learning in several different fields. (The M.L.S. is not intended for teachers wishing to earn a standard or an advanced educator license.)

Admission to the Program

1.    All general requirements for admission to the graduate school of Mississippi College must be met.

2.    Must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in an appropriate field of study as determined by the faculty advisor and the Dean of the Graduate School.

3.    A writing sample must be submitted to the English Department.

4.    TOEFL Requirement for International Students: A cumulative score of 84+ is required.

Requirements of the Program


Option A

Master of Liberal Studies, Option A

Requirements of the M.L.S. Option A (15-15-6 Program)

  1. A minimum of 36 hours of graduate work must be completed.
  2. Fifteen hours must be completed in Humanities and Fine Arts courses from the following departments:

Art
Bible and Philosophy
English
Music

  1. Fifteen hours must be completed in Social Science and Communication courses from the following departments:

Communication
History and Political Science

  1. Six hours of course work may be taken as electives.
  2. No more than 12 hours may be taken in any one department or field.
  3. Students must have completed any required undergraduate courses in the appropriate field before taking graduate courses in that field. A graduate advisor in the appropriate department will determine what undergraduate courses are required.
  4. In their last semester of enrollment, candidates for the MLS must take an oral comprehensive examination based upon course work used to satisfy degree requirements. If judged unsatisfactory, all or part of the oral examination may be retaken once in the following semester or summer term.

 

Option B

Master of Liberal Studies, Option B

Requirements of the M.L.S. Option B (18-18 Program)

  1. A minimum of 36 hours of graduate work must be completed.
  2. Eighteen hours (each) must be completed from two of the following departments:

Communication
English
History

  1. No more than eighteen hours may be taken in any department.
  1. Students must have completed any required undergraduate courses in the appropriate field before taking graduate courses in that field. A graduate advisor in the appropriate department will determine what undergraduate courses are required.
  2. In their last semester of enrollment, candidates for the MLS must take an oral comprehensive examination based upon course work used to satisfy degree requirements. If judged unsatisfactory, all or part of the oral examination may be retaken once in the following semester or summer term.