Degree Programs

Earn Your Graduate Degree at Wesleyan University

Wesleyan’s GLS program gives you the freedom to create an individualized course of study from a rotating curriculum of more than 100 graduate classes in the visual arts, art history, creative and professional writing, literature, history, mathematics, film, government, education, biology, psychology, astronomy, and other fields of interest. Whether you’re looking for full- or part-time study, to sharpen your mind or expand your career prospects, Wesleyan’s GLS program provides a clear path to success for both degree- and non-degree-seeking students.

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS)
Wesleyan’s MALS graduate degree program includes a concentration of courses in the arts, humanities, sciences or social sciences complemented by a small number of courses outside the area of concentration. MALS students have the option to complete a capstone project.

Master of Philosophy in Liberal Arts (MPHIL)
Wesleyan’s more rigorous MPhil program requires a previously earned master's degree or other post-baccalaureate degree. MPhil students may concentrate their  course of study in the arts, humanities, mathematics, sciences or social sciences. A final thesis is required.

Graduate Certificate in Writing
Take your writing to the next level with Wesleyan’s new six-course Graduate Certificate in Writing, for business professionals, aspiring writers, and others pursuing excellence in their work.

Non-Degree Study
Interested in taking a course or two, but not interested in earning a degree? No problem. If you hold a four-year degree or beyond, you can register for GLS courses as a non degree student and take advantage of all GLS graduate course offerings, while enjoying full access to  Wesleyan University’s extraordinary academic resources.