Learn Without Limits at Duke University

Learn Without Limits

College and career often require us to specialize and narrow our focus. Yet understanding the complexities of the real world often requires that we reach beyond established boundaries.

Refresh Your Intellect at Duke University

Refresh Your Intellect

Engage intensely with a rich diversity of perspectives on matters of enduring concern and contemporary urgency.

Follow Your Curiosity at Duke University

Follow Your Curiosity

“Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last” wrote Samuel Johnson. Do you want to understand the world around you in more profound ways?

Students On the Porch

Broaden Your Range

Do your interests extend beyond a narrowly focused degree? Are you looking for a graduate degree that can be personally enriching while enhancing your career options?

Welcome to GLS

Would you like to better understand how globalization, race or gender affect your everyday life? Examine the relationship of mind, brain and body? Study the history of terrorism or the ethics of food production? Explore the ecology of the North Carolina mountains? Study live theater in London or international politics at Oxford?

The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) degree at Duke University offers you a rich selection of seminars in subjects such as these within a graduate program that gives you the freedom to chart your own course of study. Flexible enough to accommodate the needs of both full-time and part-time students, the MALS degree is an opportunity to explore questions of enduring concern and contemporary urgency at one of the nation's leading institutions of higher learning. Is Graduate Liberal Studies right for you?

News & Events

  • Graduation 2016!More
  • Fall 2016 Liberal Studies Courses Now PostedMore
  • Stay Connected - Alumni in the News! - MALS alumna Rebecca Stevenson’s (2007) novel reviewMore
  • Summer 2016 Liberal Studies CoursesMore
  • 2016 Oxford University International Summer SchoolsMore
  • 2016 Summer Study Abroad Course “The Arts in London”More
  • Support GLS - Donate to the Endowment FundMore
  • GLS DukeSpace has launched - Learn moreMore
  • New Master's Project Guidelines PostedMore
  • Calendar Updates for Fall 2016- Click hereMore
  • Student and Alumni Opportunities!More
  • Application Deadlines: January 31 for Fall entry; October 15 for Spring entryMore

[ See Full Calendar ]

Contact Us

Graduate Liberal Studies

Duke University
Box 90095
2114 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27708-0095

Tel: (919) 684-3222
Fax: (919) 681-8905
Email: dukegls@duke.edu

Office Hours
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5:30pm

Prospective Students click here

[ View Staff Directory ]

Make a Gift to GLS

Apply Now