MLA Graduate Program

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Ready to take on the world? Equip yourself for the challenge at UNC Asheville. Here you'll find the rigorous intellectual workout you need to thrive in the rapidly changing global economy. Small classes. Accomplished professors. Hands-on learning. Personal attention. It's the right combination to prepare you for anything tomorrow holds — all at a public school price.

UNC Asheville's Master of Liberal Arts Program is an interdisciplinary, part-time course of study for college graduates who are interested in broad-based learning at the master’s degree level. A versatile and stimulating degree program, the MLA may be useful in advancing your career or it may simply allow you to enjoy learning for the sake of learning. The program offers:

  • The opportunity to study at UNC Asheville, the designated liberal arts university in the University of North Carolina System.
  • Stimulating contact with a mature, enthusiastic community of recent graduates, working professionals and lifelong learners.
  • Small seminars led by faculty who are experts in their fields, have published works to their credit, and are fully committed to teaching excellence and student success.
  • The ability to create an individualized program of study that best meets your personal needs and interests.
  • Access to a first-rate academic library and state-of-the-art computing resources.
  • The chance to engage cultural, social and theoretical issues critical to "The Human Condition," providing students with a relevant graduate education for the twenty-first century.
  • Evening seminars, which accommodate various work schedules.

Why MLA? Whether you're passionate about creative writing, astronomy, climate change, history, or if you want a flexible, build-your-own program, the Master of Liberal Arts at UNC Asheville can transform that passion into an advanced degree.

Fall 2014 course descriptions now available!

Advance your passion for learning.