Dec 06, 2022  
2022-2023 General Catalog 
2022-2023 General Catalog

Interdepartmental Program in Liberal Arts (Graduate Program)


For information regarding the UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM, click here.  

Program Overview

The Master of Arts in the Liberal Arts (MALA) program is an alternative to traditional graduate studies in a single discipline, enabling the student to pursue courses in a wide range of disciplines and tailor a curriculum to his or her own intellectual interests. The MALA program emphasizes study for the sake of personal enrichment and intellectual growth by fostering the curiosity, understanding, and research skills that will sustain a lifetime of learning. The MALA program is especially suited to accommodate college educated adults who wish to return to part-time academic studies in pursuit of professional advancement in already established careers.


Michael Pasquier, Director
TELEPHONE 225-578-2271
FAX 225-578-4897


Applications and supporting materials for all graduate study must be submitted through the online application site for the LSU Graduate School. Official transcripts, official test scores, and other materials that come from third-party sources must be mailed to: LSU Office of Graduate Admissions, 114 West David Boyd Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. These paper documents are stored electronically and departments have access to all materials submitted by and/or on behalf of a student applying to graduate study.

The MALA program accepts new students for fall, spring, and summer semesters. Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis, as they are submitted. Applicants must, however, adhere to the application deadlines established by the Graduate School.

Students seeking admission must submit satisfactory credentials from previous study and acceptable GRE scores. In general, expectations of previous work include an undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or above, and GRE scores (combined verbal and quantitative) of at least 295. International students whose native language is not English must also submit an acceptable TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE score.

Graduate Faculty

The graduate faculty for the MALA is drawn from departments across the university. Contact the director for specific information.


    Master of Arts in Liberal Arts