Online Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

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Expand Your Horizons

Gain the status and credentials of a Master’s degree while pursuing your intellectual interests. Courses in this program range from art, literature, and history to religion, philosophy, and social sciences. You can create a highly personalized curriculum, customizing the path toward your degree according to your personal and professional goals. This program is 100% online and flexible to fit your schedule.

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Experience Rutgers Online

Academic Excellence

Nationally ranked research institution

Rutgers Quality. 100% Online.

Same faculty and academic rigor as on-campus programs

Flexible & Convenient for You

Flexibility to balance your education with work and family life

Affordable Tuition

No online course fees


Real-world skills that translate to career success

Small Class Sizes

Interactive learning with faculty and peers

What You’ll Learn

Over the course of the online MA in Liberal Studies program, you’ll develop critical thinking, analytical, and communications skills that will benefit your career going forward. You’ll have the option of pursuing concentrations in four areas – Philosophy and Religion, World History and Politics, American Studies, and Creative Arts and Literature – or pursuing a general liberal studies program. At the end of the program, you will demonstrate your critical, analytic, and research skills in an individually designed Capstone Project related to your interests.

Career Opportunities

Earning a Master’s degree can help you advance your career, command a higher salary, or explore new career paths. Many students who complete this program go on to continue their studies at the doctoral level.

Flexible to Fit Your Schedule

The online Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program is designed for maximum flexibility and convenience. The 100% online format allows you to schedule classes and coursework around your schedule.

Committed to Excellence, Wherever You Are

As America’s 8th oldest institution of higher learning, Rutgers University has produced alumni who’ve made their imprint on American history for generations, improving local, regional, national, and global communities in myriad meaningful ways.

We are a nationally-recognized research institution and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education with industry recognized faculty of Guggenheim Fellows, MacArthur “Genius Awards” Fellows, Fulbright Scholars, and Pulitzer Prize winners. Whether educating students on campus in New Jersey or online across the country, we are committed to excellence in education, providing a positive student experience, and producing good citizens of the world.

With every new class, we seek to evolve and continue our storied tradition of excellence and integrity.

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