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  Apr 25, 2018
GRADUATE CATALOG 2012-2013 [Archived Catalog]

Liberal Studies, M.L.S.

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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 verbal score beginning in the range of 146-150 (equivalent to 400-450) and a quantitative score beginning in the range of 140-141 (equivalent to 400-450), or a score within these ranges on either section and a score of 2.5 on the writing assessment of the GRE General Examination, is required. The verbal and quantitative scores will not be combined.
  4. A writing sample must be submitted to the English Department.

Requirements of the 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:

Bible and Philosophy

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

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.

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