The mission of the Graduate Liberal Studies Program is to offer students an opportunity to sample graduate level work from a variety of fields, methodologies, and disciplines and in so doing to gain a deeper appreciation of the value of interdisciplinary approaches to knowledge.

The Capstone Project represents the final academic requirement in the MALS program and it therefore is the primary evidence of the skills a student has developed in the program. At the completion of a student’s capstone project, we ask the student’s adviser to make a frank evaluation of the academic skills the student has demonstrated.

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General Information


1. to use library search tools to find appropriate academic sources for research
2. to draw on perspectives from different disciplines to analyze an issue
3. to formulate an original thesis about a topic
4. to make an organized argument with logical points
5. to write clearly and persuasively
6. to maintain a reasonable schedule for completing the various steps of this project