Earn a graduate degree at Wesleyan.

Your passions. Your choice. Your schedule.

Explore the topics that interest you taught by Wesleyan’s world-class faculty. Build individualized courses of study in education and human development, humanities, social sciences, arts, and sciences. Courses are offered in fall, spring, and summer. Summers-only, immersion, and online study options are available. 

The Graduate Liberal Studies (GLS) program offers both Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) and Master of Philosophy in Liberal Arts (MPhil)/ 6th Year degree options. GLS also offers a six-course Graduate Certificate in Writing and other non-degree options.

Financial Aid is available.
You may also qualify for our scholarship programs for teachers.

Connecticut Teachers and Professional Certification
For nearly seventy years, Connecticut teachers have been coming to Wesleyan’s Graduate Liberal Studies program for a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies or other graduate coursework. Please contact your District and Board of Certification to understand your specific requirements. You can also contact teacher.cert@ct.gov for specific guidelines related to your licensure and endorsement/s. We welcome teachers from all states to broaden their knowledge of their specialty but do not participate in any teacher licensing programs.

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GLS students can begin their course of study at any time and can take off up to three semesters between classes or apply for a leave of absence for longer periods. GLS degree candidates have four years to fulfill the requirements of their program, but may petition for a fifth or sixth year.