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Application Deadlines

March 1 First deadline for Fall Semester admission
April 1 Second deadline for Fall Semester admission
July 1 Last deadline for Fall Semester admission
October 1 First deadline for Spring Semester admission
November 1 Second deadline for Spring Semester admission

Application Packet

To receive the MLS information packet and application forms, contact the director of the MLS program. It is strongly recommended that those considering the MLS program arrange an informational interview with the MLS director before submitting their applications.

In order to be considered for admission, a student is expected to have completed a bachelor's degree before beginning MLS course work. The MLS Admissions Committee will make admissions decisions on the basis of the following:

  • Official transcripts showing a BA or BS degree from an accredited institution; a major or significant coursework in liberal arts disciplines; and a minimum GPA of 3.00 from the degree granting institution
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant's intellectual preparation for advanced liberal arts study.
  • A resume or vita (The admissions committee will value occupational and/or community experience relevant to advanced liberal arts study, in addition to academic preparation.)
  • The Purpose Essay, written by the applicant about his/her interests and goals in pursuing advanced liberal arts study.
  • A writing sample, either from an earlier upper-division liberal arts course, or written in response to questions given in the "Graduate Application Checklist" in the MLS Application Packet.

International Students

In addition, international student applicants must provide:

  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Financial statement
  • Immunization records
  • Passport, visa, I-94, international home address and phone numbers

Visit International Student Services graduate admissions for details.

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