Follow Your Curiosity

Welcome to Graduate Liberal Studies at Duke

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, the ethics of food production or the role of originality in art markets?  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 a rich selection of seminars 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 Duke GLS right for you?


Friday February 10, 2017
Matt Arnold, who graduated from the MALS program in December 2016, received the graduate student research award at the 2017...
Wednesday August 31, 2016
Rebecca Brewster Stevenson (MALS 2009) debuts her novel Healing Maddie Brees on September 13, 2016. Kirkus Reviews calls it "A...
Tuesday August 30, 2016
Incoming GLS student Laura Ritchie will participate in Arts Activism in Durham, a roundtable discussion about the promise and challenges...


Fall 2017 Registration Begins

Registration for Fall 2017 opens at 7 AM on April 5 and ends on April 14.

Apr 5, 2017 - 7:00 am to Apr 15, 2017 - 12:00 am