Your Career Goals, Our Degree Progam
The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies is an interdisciplinary degree program that
is uniquely designed to meet students’ personal and professional needs. The curriculum
offers a solid foundation of core professional skills and allows students to design
a curriculum from courses selected from a broad range of academic disciplines. Graduates
emerge with a broad intellectual perspective and enhanced analytical and communication
skills that are highly transferable to a number of professional contexts. Our diverse
alumni include teachers, environmental consultants, non-profit and educational administrators,
advertising executives, athletic coaches, human resource managers, attorneys and writers,
Liberal studies students may apply the courses they earn in our
programs to fulfill degree requirements, allowing them to start showcasing their
skills with a Stony Brook microcredential as they progress through their program.
On-campus, online or on-site
To better meet the needs of working professionals, our courses are scheduled in the
online. SPD also partners with businesses and organizations to offer graduate and executive
training programs on-site.
The Liberal Studies degree is valid toward meeting requirements for a professional
license (certification), which certain provisions. It does not, however, lead directly
to an initial certification. Please read the
page before applying.