Applying for Admission

Applying for admission to Wesleyan’s Graduate Liberal Studies (GLS) program begins with a simple online form. Prospective students applying for GLS degree candidacy are encouraged to contact the Graduate Liberal Studies office to discuss the application process.

Deadlines

GLS DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE CANDIDATE (and/or for Financial Aid)

  • Monday, April 26, 2021—for summer 2021

GLS NON-DEGREE STUDENT

Many students begin their Wesleyan GLS course of study as non-degree students before later applying to a GLS degree or certificate program. Up to four courses taken with non-degree status can be applied toward your subsequent enrollment in such a program.

  • Tuesday, June 22, 2021—for summer 2021 (Standard Term)

Please note: GLS students are encouraged to submit their non-degree study applications as early as possible. Class registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis, and registration opens approximately 6 to 8 weeks before the non-degree application deadlines shown here.

Forms of Study

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. Apply now MALS.

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). 
Apply now MPhil.

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.
Apply now Graduate Certificate in Writing.

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.
Apply now non-degree GLS Study.

INFO SESSIONS FOR PROSPECTIVE GLS STUDENTS

Meet with GLS staff, hear more about the program's curriculum and requirements, and get a glimpse of what it's like to be a GLS student. 

UPCOMING INFORMATION SESSIONS

Wesleyan University's Graduate Liberal Studies presents a virtual open class with Professor Noah Baerman on April 19

You are invited to attend an online open session of the Spring GLS class Thelonious Monk and Charles Mingus: The Cutting Edge of Jazz, taught by acclaimed jazz musician and Graduate Literal Studies faculty member Noah Baerman. Registration is required. Graduate Liberal Studies will host a virtual information session, via Zoom, on Monday April 19 from 6:30 to 7:00. Professor Baerman will join the Zoom meeting at 7:00, along with his GLS students, where he will discuss and perform the music of Thelonious Monk and Charles Mingus. A Zoom link to the information session and open class will be sent to everyone who registers, on the morning of April 19. Please email masters@wesleyan.edu if you have any questions.

Monday, April 19, 2021, 6:30PM: Click here to register

GLS Virtual Weekly Information Session

Thursdays at noon: Click here to register

ON THE VIRTUAL "PORCH" OF 74 WYLLYS

Glenn Knight, the academic advisor of all GLS students, is available for drop-in conversations about Graduate Liberal Studies on Fridays from 12-1 PM. No registration is required. Please email masters@wesleyan.edu to request the Zoom meeting invitation.

TAKE A SEAT: CLASS VISITS

Prospective GLS students are invited to visit select classes by appointment. Call (860) 685-2900 or e-mail masters@wesleyan.edu to arrange a date and time for your on-campus visit, hosted by a current GLS student.