Program Requirements

General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 30

Required Courses:

MLA 5011Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies3
Three MLA "Topics" courses9
Total Credit Hours30

Culminating Event:
Qualifying Paper:
All candidates for the MLA degree are required to write a Qualifying Paper, which is typically 40 to 50 pages in length. It should demonstrate the student's ability to:

  • write analytically on a topic of their choice;
  • read, absorb and evaluate scholarly thought and research; and
  • develop and establish their own perspective on the problem being examined.

The Qualifying Paper is submitted for approval to the MLA Advisory Committee or other graduate faculty chosen by the MLA program. Revisions may be requested.