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Wesleyan’s Graduate Liberal Studies program offers options for both degree and non-degree study. It’s your choice whether to begin your Wesleyan GLS studies by taking courses as a non-degree student or to dive right in as a degree or certificate candidate!

Non-Degree GLS Study

Students may apply for admission to non-degree GLS study at any time, and may begin taking courses the semester following their application. Non-degree study is open to anyone who holds a bachelor's degree and remains in good standing with the University. Financial aid is not available for non-degree study.
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Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS)

Wesleyan GLS students who wish to pursue a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) degree may apply for admission to the program prior to taking any courses or after taking a handful of courses as a non-degree GLS student. Up to four GLS classes taken prior to the semester of matriculation as a degree candidate will be applied toward a Wesleyan GLS degree.
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Master of Philosophy in Liberal Arts (MPhil)

Students who wish to pursue the Master of Philosophy in Liberal Arts (MPhil) degree may apply for admission to the degree program prior to taking GLS courses or after taking a few courses as a non-degree student. Up to four classes taken prior to the semester of matriculation as a degree candidate will be applied toward a degree. Please note: In order to apply to the MPhil degree program, applicants must already have earned a post-baccalaureate degree (i.e., MA, MS, MD, JD). 
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Graduate Certificate in Writing

Wesleyan GLS students who wish to pursue the Graduate Certificate in Writing may apply for admission to the program prior to taking any GLS courses or after taking a handful of courses as a non-degree GLS student. Up to four GLS classes taken prior to admission to the certificate program will be applied toward the Graduate Certificate in Writing requirements.
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