Louisiana State University Now Offers Master of Arts in Liberal Arts Degree Through LSU Online


BATON ROUGE – The LSU College of Humanities & Social Sciences now offers the Master of Arts in Liberal Arts (MALA) degree through LSU Online. This program is designed for adult learners pursuing graduate-level studies that may not be provided by traditional department programs. With a convenient online format, this program is ideal for working adults seeking to advance their career, transition careers, or re-establish a career after a professional or personal hiatus or military service.

The MALA degree is a broad, interdisciplinary program that integrates and expands the student’s skill set and knowledge base in a flexible format. “The degree includes an interdisciplinary program of study that offers students an opportunity to develop expertise across a range of academic fields,” said Michael Pasquier, MALA program director.

Students can expect a personalized and simplified application experience, and a dedicated learner concierge assigned to them as a single point of contact from acceptance to graduation. They assist with class scheduling and registration, and coordinate with other units on campus on behalf of their students. 

“I am proud the College of Humanities & Social Sciences is able to offer this exceptional program for students to advance their careers,” said Troy Blanchard, dean of the College of Humanities & Social Sciences. “Our MALA degree provides students with the opportunity to realize their professional potential and become a leader in their field.” 

The online MALA degree is available to students starting in March 2020, applications are now being accepted. The deadline to submit applications for LSU’s next term is February 24. Contact an enrollment concierge to get on track to a rewarding new degree. Learn more at online.lsu.edu.

To learn more about the Master of Arts in Liberal Arts, please visit https://online.lsu.edu/online-degree-programs/graduate/master_liberal_arts/.


About the LSU College of Humanities & Social Sciences

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About LSU Digital & Continuing Education

LSU Digital & Continuing Education meets the evolving needs of nontraditional learners by creating education opportunities in high-demand, workforce-relevant fields. Programs are designed with the student in mind whether they are taking a class online, on campus or on-site. D&CE meets students at all levels of their education journey from individual training courses to fully online degrees. D&CE delivers high-quality learning experiences for individuals to earn the credentials they need for professional, financial and personal growth. Standards are rigorous, led by award-winning LSU faculty and expert instructors. Students can expect world-class customer service through personal, concierge-style learner support. Learn more at online.lsu.edu.

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