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 
We are pleased to announce that the CT State Department of Education has confirmed that Wesleyan’s MALS and MPhil in Liberal Arts both qualify for the Master’s degree requirements for a professional educator certificate. The program is able to provide Connecticut teachers with exciting graduate level options for certification needs, in accordance with the guidelines published by the State in November 2016. Teachers pursuing non-content degrees elsewhere may utilize our non-degree courses option to fulfill the required content credit, as permitted by their degree program and supervisor.

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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.