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Director, Graduate Liberal Studies Program
Durham, NC 27708-0095
General InformationDegree offered:
Both Spring and Fall semester admission available.
The Graduate Liberal Studies (GLS) program offers a challenging, interdisciplinary master's degree available on a full- or part-time basis. LS courses are offered in the evening, making part-time study available for students who do not wish to interrupt their careers. The 30 unit program (9 courses and a final project) consists of interdisciplinary liberal studies seminars, courses from other Graduate School departments, study-abroad courses, and a final project. Graduate certificates are also available in areas such as African and African-American Studies, International Development Policy, and Latin American Studies. The broad scope of the degree allows students to choose from a wide range of courses not available in traditional graduate programs, resulting in a multidisciplinary experience that promotes intellectual development and is flexible enough to meet a variety of personal and professional educational goals.
The A.M. in the GLS program is available to medical students in their third year of study. For more information about the MD/MALS see the School of Medicine bulletin or contact Margaret Humphreys, M.D., Ph.D., Box 90719, Durham, NC 27710; (919) 684-2285; firstname.lastname@example.org
Application instructions and scholarship application are available on the Graduate Liberal Studies website: www.liberalstudies.duke.edu. Applicants must submit a statement of purpose, a two- to four-page analytical essay and a curriculum vitae with the application. See the GLS website for more detailed expectations concerning the statement and the essay. A personal interview is required in addition to all written materials. GLS scholarship applications should be submitted directly to the GLS program.
Please note the following about the statistics listed below: Because the Graduate Liberal Studies program does not require the GRE, those statistics for the program are not representative of the full class profile; because admission statistics do not include Spring admissions, those statistics only represent a portion of the class.