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Welcome to Graduate Liberal Studies at Duke

In today’s world, a myriad of voices, perspectives and ideals clamors for our attention.  How do you make sense of it all?  And what will be your contribution? 

Duke Graduate Liberal Studies can help you to navigate this sea of competing ideas and opportunities while pursuing your own passions and interests.  By meeting with others face-to-face to discuss issues both current and timeless under the guidance of renowned Duke scholars, you can expand your understanding of the world and where you fit in.  By developing a personal toolkit that includes interdisciplinary analysis, reading and communication skills, you can develop the mental agility that allows you to move into new intellectual or professional territory. 

Flexible enough to accommodate the needs of both part-time and full-time students, the Duke Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) degree lets you take advantage of the full resources of one of the leading universities in the world to do graduate work designed around your own needs and interests. 

Is Duke Graduate Liberal Studies right for you?

 

News

Dr. Anne Mitchell Whisnant
Monday July 08, 2019
We are happy to announce that Dr. Anne Mitchell Whisnant has been named to succeed Donna Zapf, who retired at...
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Tuesday May 07, 2019
Each year, Graduate Liberal Studies at Duke acknowledges a few extraordinary master’s projects and honors their creators. GLS chose the...
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Monday April 01, 2019
GLS student Bob Shaw is among twelve graduate students selected to present their research at the 7th Annual Duke GRADx...

Upcoming

GLS Orientation Luncheon for New Students

August 21, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Course

Enjoy a buffet lunch while getting to know other new GLS students in the Garden Room at the...

Homecoming at GLS House

October 11, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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GLS students and alumni, please join us at GLS House from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, October 11, for our second annual Homecoming Open House,...

Want to Know What's Up @ Duke?

May 23, 2020 - 12:00 am
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Stay up to date on performances, lectures, and other happenings campus-wide with the ...