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?


GLS Graduation 2017
The Hooding Ceremony
Wednesday May 24, 2017
On the afternoon of Saturday, May 13, Graduate Liberal Studies held its annual Graduation and Hooding Ceremony at the Washington...
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Friday May 05, 2017
We are sad to say goodbye to Marialana Weitzel, who has been a part of the Duke GLS team since...
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Wednesday April 26, 2017
Craufurd Goodwin, the James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of Economics, whose accomplishments over more than 50 years shaped Duke in significant ways, died Thursday, April 20, 2017.


Master's Project Planning Session

May 22, 2017 - 2:15 pm to June 11, 2017 - 6:15 pm
GLS House

Will you complete your fifth or sixth course this summer?  One of the requirements of the GLS program is that every student attend the...