Requirements

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General Admission Requirements

The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) program accepts rolling admissions; this means you may apply any time. Domestic students interested in applying to the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program should submit the following:

  • Online Application Form
  • $85.00 non-refundable application fee paid online upon submission of the application. 
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Admission Essay
  • Three letters of recommendation (preferably from an employer, colleague, professor or other professional source)*
  • Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended

*If you are currently taking classes or are a recent graduate (within two years) you must submit at least one letter of recommendation from a faculty member. 

The Statement of Purpose & Personal Essay

The personal statement should explain why you are interested in pursuing a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) degree. It should describe what academic and professional qualities you posses which could help you excel in this program. The personal statement should also describe the goals you hope to acheive and any qualities you feel would make you an ideal candidate. The personal statement should be approximately 1-2 typed pages in length. The document should be double spaced and size 12 Times New Roman font. This essay should maintain 1-inch margins and should be proofed for errors prior to submission. 

The admissions essay requires candidates to choose a book, play or movie and explain why the piece is interesteing to them. The essay should be approximately 2-3 pages in length. It should be typed, double spaced, and size 12 Times New Roman font. This essay should maintain 1-inch margins and should be proofed for errors prior to submission. 

Where Should My Documents Be Submitted?

Documents should be mailed to the mailing address below:

  • Mailing Address:
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
Office of Interdisciplinary and Professional Studies
University of Miami
1300 Campo Sano Avenue
Suite #215
Coral Gables, FL 33146-4420