The dual degree program allows students to save time and money, approximately $3,360.00 in graduate tuition, and earn a significant competitive career advantage by graduating with an advanced Rutgers degree. As a dual degree graduate student, you would have the option of enrolling in one graduate course in each semester of your undergraduate senior year that would count as both an undergraduate degree requirement and a graduate degree requirement. This would allow you to work on your graduate degree while satisfying your undergraduate requirements. After completing your bachelor’s degree, you would only need 8 extra classes to have your Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree from Rutgers-Camden (or Rutgers-ACCC).
The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies is a unique degree program within the School of Arts and Sciences. It was established in 1994 to provide students the opportunity for cross-disciplinary studies in a small classroom settings. It is a 30 credit hour (10 classes) M.A. program offering a broad range of courses in literature, history, philosophy, religion, the social sciences, and the arts. Classes meet during convenient late afternoon and early evening hours. All classes are offered at the Rutgers-Camden campus as well as at the Atlantic Cape Community College (ACCC) location. Faculty come from Rutgers-Camden’s several fields of graduate study and are world-class leaders in their disciplines. Students enter with a diversity of academic and professional backgrounds and have gone on to prestigious Ph.D. programs and enhanced or new careers.
Additional information about applying to the dual degree program is available at: http://fas.camden.rutgers.edu/academics/departments-programs/dual-degree-programs/.
More information on the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program, including degree requirements and courses, can be found at the Graduate Liberal Studies homepage. Please note that the GRE is not required for admission.
If you decide that the dual degree program is right for you, please fill out this MALS Dual Degree Application. To check on the status of your application, or for any other questions, please contact the Liberal Studies office at 856-225-6700 or send an e-mail to the director of the program, Dr. Stuart Charmé (ude.sregturnull@emrahcs)