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Hammond Hall 201
600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601
Phone: 785-628-4291
Toll Free: 800-628-FHSU
Fax: 785-628-4037 

Master of Liberal Studies (MLS)

If you have a passion for learning, intellectual curiosity, and a desire to explore a subject matter in greater depth, the Master of Liberal Studies (MLS) is a unique, flexible degree program designed to meet your personal and educational goals. With many online courses and concentration areas to choose from, Fort Hays State University makes it easier for you to balance work and personal commitments to achieve your goals. But, what does "liberal studies" mean? Liberal studies means providing you the opportunity to systematically explore a wide realm of knowledge and wisdom to help you better understand yourself, others, and the world around you. Liberal studies focus on intellectual, social, and moral growth and helps foster your love of learning. The 10-hour core curriculum is designed to address these goals in different ways and provide you the foundation you need to more deeply explore a specific area of concentration. Select an area of concentration from the list below. We are trying to discourage custom programs of study in the MLS...faculty advisors just aren't available for them like they were when the program started. 

FHSU's Master of Liberal Studies program is a full member of the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs.

Required Courses:

Core Courses ( Introduction to Liberal Education): 10 Credit Hours
Area of Concentration: 18 Credit Hours
Culmination Experience: 3 Credit Hours
Comprehensive Examination


Program Overview

Contact Information

Fort Hays State University
Picken Hall 306E
600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601-4099
Phone: (785) 628-5578
Web: MLS


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