Your Career Goals, Our Degree Program
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
All Liberal Studies students can choose to combine face-to-face with online courses,
or take all of their courses
online. Our fully online program was recently selected as
#2 in the nation by
. SPD also partners with businesses and organizations to customize this program for
The Liberal Studies degree is valid toward meeting requirements for a professional
license (certification), with certain provisions. It does not, however, lead directly
to an initial certification. Please read the
page before applying.
About Stony Brook University
Our online master's degree program is also ranked in the
in the country by
. In addition, Stony Brook University consistently ranks in the top 100 public universities
U.S. News and World Report.
The University is accredited through the Middle States Association of Colleges and
Schools. In addition, the HRM degree and certificate programs are fully approved by
the New York State Education Department for online delivery.
Stony Brook's tuition rate is among the most affordable of all top-tier universities
in the nation. Tuition and fees at SUNY are nearly 15% lower than the national average
for public universities and 50% lower than those for for-profit institutions.
Students enrolled in exclusively online and off-site programs are exempt from our
transportation, health and counseling, athletic, and campus recreation fees.