About the Program
Graduate Liberal Studies at Wesleyan is a liberal arts graduate program designed for working adults. Classes meet in evenings, on weekends, and over the summer. The program offers open enrollment: any student with a bachelor's degree is welcome to register for GLS courses.
Students may choose to take courses for personal enrichment without pursuing a degree or they may apply for admission to the degree program. GLS awards the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) degree and the Master of Philosophy in Liberal Arts (MPhil).
Quick Facts about Graduate Liberal Studies
Explore liberal arts courses in the areas of arts, humanities, mathematics, sciences, and social sciences. The broad, interdisciplinary GLS curriculum is academically rigorous and creatively intense, inspiring students to produce their best work in an intellectually vibrant community.
Graduate seminars provide students the personal attention and intimate liberal arts experience that is a hallmark of Wesleyan University. The average class has 12-14 students.
GLS students bring diverse life experiences and interests to the classroom. They are teachers, artists, administrators, computer programmers, non-profit leaders, full-time parents, lawyers, journalists, and more. Our students range in age and experience from recent college graduates to retirees. What they share is a desire to challenge themselves to build more meaningful lives.
GLS faculty include some of Wesleyan's most acclaimed professors and artists-in-residence, in addition to well-known writers, artists, and distinguished faculty from area universities.
We invite you to join us at an upcoming Open House to learn more.