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Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

Reed’s Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) is a graduate program for students who want to pursue interdisciplinary graduate work in a rigorous program that is both flexible and diverse.

Reed College students in masters program

The MALS degree is an alternative to the highly specialized course of study characteristic of most traditional graduate programs. Its broad scope allows students to choose from a wide range of courses and its interdisciplinary nature encourages an enriched intellectual experience in the study of great works and ideas. The curriculum incorporates courses in the arts, humanities, history, social sciences, mathematics, and the sciences.

The resulting experience extends students’ intellectual resources and ranges, promotes openness to new ideas and differences, and advocates a lifelong commitment to learning.

All instructors are members of the Reed College faculty—Reed was ranked first in 2015 by the Princeton Review for “Professors Get High Marks.”

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For those impacted by inclement events, we will extend our Early Decision and Early Action application deadline to December 1, 2018. If you plan to make use of the extended deadline or need further accommodation contact us. We are here to support you through the application process in any way we can.