Liberal Studies M.A.L.S.

A current student, alumnae, and members of the faculty and administration discuss the benefits of this interdisciplinary graduate program.

Hollins’ Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (M.A.L.S.) degree offers flexible class scheduling with online options and a variety of concentrations to allow students the chance to design their own degree. Whether you are seeking a career-enhancing master’s degree in liberal studies or are a lifelong learner, this degree is customizable, emphasizing liberal arts hallmark strengths in writing, critical thinking, and creativity. Hollins has a tradition of excellence in the liberal arts and leadership training, and all classes are taught by outstanding professors in their field.
In addition, the Hollins M.A.L.S. offers a partnership with the University of Virginia and its online leadership certificate program for the completion of a M.A.L.S. degree concentration in Leadership Studies.

Who gets a M.A.L.S. degree?

  • The professional desiring to move ahead in his/her career by obtaining an advanced degree
  • The teacher who wants to focus in an area other than education for the master’s degree
  • The physician who wants to enhance a medical career with the humanities
  • The retired lifelong learner ready to pursue a new passion
  • The recent college graduate who wants to feel more prepared before applying to law school or pursuing other advanced degrees


Learn What our alumni are Doing

A sampling of some of our graduates >

Listen to a M.A.L.S. graduate tell how this master’s degree made a difference.