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The Graduate Program

Graduate studentsThe Graduate Program in Liberal Arts has grown by over 80 percent since 2001. Many of our degree programs are recognized nationally for excellence.  The faculty in all programs are noted for training students to apply leading-edge information in their academic and workplace endeavors, for guiding students in their research and publications, and for helping them to obtain internships and jobs.  Consequently, our graduates have received major awards, including the Presidential Management Internship in Washington, D.C., and the Fulbright Fellowship. After graduation, students can expect to find well-paying employment and admission to the nation's most prestigious PhD programs.

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Graduate degree programs in the College of Liberal Arts provide means for continued intellectual growth through advanced and specialized education.  Through the graduate program, the College aims to develop leaders in the professions and in research. Graduate  students must declare a major and may choose from among 22 degree programs in the liberal arts. Some degree programs also require that the student declare a minor, and the College of Liberal Arts offers 11 graduate minors. The College also offers a number of graduate-level certificate programs that provide advanced training in a professional field.


For more information on graduate programs, please click on the links below.  Information is also available from the programs' graduate advisors, the online Graduate Catalog, and the web sites for individual Departments and Centers within the College of Liberal Arts.

♦ Graduate Degrees and Majors in Liberal Arts
Graduate students can choose to major in one of 22 degree programs designed to develop leaders in the professions and research.

♦ Graduate Minors in Liberal Arts
The College's minor programs are designed to broaden students' academic experience and enhance their effectiveness.

♦ Certificate Programs in Liberal Arts
Graduate-level certificate programs are offered in Geographic Information Systems, Water Resource Policy, Public History Studies, Professional Ethics, Paralegal Studies, Mediation, and Public Management. Not all programs require prior college experience.