Students who wish to pursue the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) or the Master of Philosophy in Liberal Arts (MPhil) may apply for admission to the degree program prior to taking GLS courses or after taking a few courses as a non-degree student.
Applications are accepted three times each year: in April, July, and November. Exact dates vary from year to year; see the academic calendar for more information.
How to Apply to the Degree Program:
Submit the following materials prior to the admissions deadline:
|1.||Application for Admission
|3.||Transcripts. Official transcripts must be sent directly to the GLS office by the degree-granting institution for students applying for MALS candidacy. Students applying for the MPhil who have completed their graduate work at another institution must request their undergradaute and graduate degree-granting institutions to send transcripts directly to the GLS office.
|4.||Immunization Compliance Form. Submit the form with documentation demonstrating compliance with the State of Connecticut's requirements for immunizations.
|5.||Academic Recommendations. Two letters of academic recommendation must be sent directly from the person providing the recommendation to the GLS office. (MALS candidates only: One letter may be waived for each GLS course the applicant has taken.)
|6.||TOEFL Exam. Only required if applicant's native language is not English.|
Recommendation Guidelines for MPhil Applicants
All applicants for the Master of Philosophy in Liberal Arts degree must submit 2 Letters of Academic Recommendation as part of their application, even if they have taken GLS classes or have earned a previous degree at Wesleyan. Letters of Academic Recommendation should be written by current or former professors with whom the candidate has taken a class (at Wesleyan or elsewhere).