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MASTER OF

LIBERAL ARTS

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Johns Hopkins Master of Liberal Arts Program offers you a wide variety of courses from across the liberal arts spectrum, making it possible to broaden and deepen your educational experience while exploring and combining topics of your choice in consultation with your advisor. The MLA program consists of ten courses and includes a capstone graduate project or portfolio; Y You can pursue this degree part-time or full-time, on campus in evening and Saturday courses, or online at times of your choosing, selecting from new course-listings for each of the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. MLA courses are taught by faculty from departments at the Johns Hopkins University as well as by faculty from area universities and cultural institutions. As an MLA student, you’ll work with an advisor to tailor the program to your own professional and intellectual interests

PREREQUISITES

and needs, taking courses in fields such as history, religion, literature, philosophy, political science, digital humanities, music, art history, and the performing arts. You’ll explore a world of knowledge while developing your own way of knowing, and whether you want to expand your intellectual horizon, acquire mid-career skills for professional advancement, enhance your academic profile in preparation for further graduate education, or simply read and discuss works by some of the world’s greatest thinkers in an academic context, this program offers you a way to achieve your goal. Our students come from a wide variety of academic and professional backgrounds, ranging from recent post-baccalaureates to teachers, social workers, business people, lawyers, doctors, military personnel, nurses, social workers, and many more—come and be part of it all!

» Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. » Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the latter half of undergraduate studies. » Particular interests and work experience may also be considered.

CAPSTONE

The Capstone is designed to encourage the integration of course work in the program and comes at the end of a student’s MLA career. Students conclude the MLA degree by doing a portfolio, graduate project, or internship. Visit mla.jhu.edu to learn more about these options.

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APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Please visit mla.jhu.edu for a complete list of application requirements.

INTERDISCIPLINARY CORE (IC)

Students are required to take one IC course, which should be taken within the first three courses of the program. This core class introduces students to the breadth of the liberal arts, and to an interdisciplinary approach to understanding aspects of culture. One to three IC courses are offered every semester. Sample IC courses include: » Poetry and the Visual Arts » Film and Public Memory » 1900 in Perspective: Fin-de-Siecle Culture » Nature and the American Imagination » Greek Tragedy and the Moral Imagination

SAMPLE ELECTIVE COURSES

Eight electives are required for the Graduate Project or Internship option; nine for Portfolio option (see Capstone). The sampling below is an example of the broad range of MLA offerings. » Food and Politics » Shakespeare: Tragedies and Histories » Criminal Justice and the Constitution » Social History of Medicine » Religions of the Emerging World

FINANCIAL AID

» Literature and the Opera » Faulkner’s Fiction » The Mind of Leonardo Da Vinci » Science Fiction Film in the 20th Century

Office of Student Financial Services can provide assistance with: » Understanding the eligibility for federal » For more information, student aid please visit: advanced.jhu.edu/finaid or email aapfinaid@jhu.edu » Determining your federal loans options » Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Elizabeth Patton Program Director, Master of Liberal Arts 603.321.9692 epatton@jhu.edu CONTACT ADMISSIONS aapinfo@jhu.edu 202.452.1940 800.847.3330

advanced.jhu.edu updated as of 11/2016

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