Applying to the M.A.L.S.

The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies is not currently accepting applications.

This does not impact students who are currently in the program.

Scott Manthe at Graduation 2013


Students must have their programs of study approved by the M.A.L.S. program director. An average grade of B (3.0) is required for graduation, and no course with a grade lower than B– (2.7) will be counted toward the degree. Students are required to retain good academic standing, i.e., to maintain a GPA of at least 3.0. Failure to maintain good standing may result in dismissal from the program. Other academic regulations and policies are established by the M.A.L.S. Advisory Board. Students are to consult the M.A.L.S. program director for further information. Upon completion of all  requirements for each track (including the thesis work) each candidate must pass an oral examination based on the thesis work.  All courses in a candidate's program, including electives, must have prior approval of the director. Candidates are strongly encouraged, but not required, to demonstrate competency in a foreign language.


Students are admitted to the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program by the M.A.L.S. Advisory Board. In order to be admitted to this program, a student is expected to have earned a baccalaureate degree (B.A. or B.S.) from an accredited college or university with an overall grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students who do not meet the admission requirements may be admitted provisionally. Completed applications include the following:

  • application form
  • application fee ($40)
  • cover letter
  • at least two letters of recommendation (at least one faculty letter)
  • a research-based writing sample (8-20 pages)
  • scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or equivalent graduate exam scores
  • transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate study

A student whose native language is not English must have a minimum TOEFL score of 560 (standard grading) or 220 (computer graded). The recommended TOEFL score is 600 (standard grading) or 250 (computer graded). Exceptions to these requirements may be made at the discretion of the M.A.L.S. Advisory Board.

Application materials can be submitted to the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program c/o Netty Provost, or mailed to Netty Provost c/o Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program, Indiana University Kokomo, 2300 S. Washington Street, PO Box 9300, Kokomo IN 46904-9003.