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"I've seen many an actuary and many an engineer who are brilliant, but they fail in their ability to communicate or commercialize an idea because they can't relate to the people they are dealing with. The major I'm less concerned about; it's the set of skills that people come into work with."

- Mark Bertolini, CEO of Aetna, Inc. (Wallstreet Journal, 10 June 2013)

This is a graphic design. The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program does not require its applicants to submit GRE scores. This is a graphic design. The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program does not require its applicants to submit GRE scores.
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"It's in Apple's DNA that technology alone is not enough. It's technology married with liberal arts, married with humanities, that yields the results that make our hearts sing.

- Steve Jobs (1995-2011), former CEO of Apple, Inc.

Liberal Studies

The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) program offers an interdisciplinary approach to learning the humanities. MALS is a unique graduate program that fosters a continuous desire to learn and allows the returning student to take classes in their own individualized course of study within the College of Arts and Sciences.

Enhance Your Skills

Meet Cecilia Gonzalez, a theatre arts educator from Ransom Everglades School, who honed her life and teaching skills through the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) at the University of Miami. Gonzalez discusses how the MALS program enhanced her life of education and connected her love of the arts with subjects such as Religion and Physics.

For Those Who Want to Know More

The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) program is designed for the student who seeks to delve into deep inner questions that confront an inquiring mind and expand critical thinking that marks a truly educated person. The program gives students the opportunity for intellectual and personal growth, as well as an opportunity for sharing their experiences with others in a community of learning.

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The importance of the humanities

Students and faculty are set to showcase humanities research and inform the University community in understanding what research in the humanities entails.

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Program-Record 12 Student-Athletes Named All-ACC Academic

The Miami Hurricanes football team set a program record Tuesday when 12 student-athletes, including four MALS students, were named to the 2022 All-ACC Academic Football Team.

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Get details about employee tuition remission benefit

Employees can attend an upcoming information session, hosted by experts from Human Resource’s Total Rewards benefits team, to learn everything they need to know about tuition remission benefits.

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A Legacy of Love and Ideas

It was a night of gratitude, a night of remembrance, and a night of celebration as University of Miami alumni, faculty, and esteemed guests gathered together to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) program.

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