Programs by Campus


Liberal Studies


Program Director

Professor Deborah Finkel* (Psychology)

(An asterisk [*] denotes membership in the University Graduate School faculty with the endorsement to direct doctoral disser­tations.)

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Degree Offered
The Graduate Liberal Studies program is an interdisciplinary graduate program that offers study beyond the bachelor’s level for those persons who are interested in continuing their educa­tion in a diversified, challenging manner. The program offers two degree options: (1) Graduate Certificate in Liberal Studies, requiring 16 credit hours of coursework and (2) Master’s Degree in Liberal Studies, requiring 34 credit hours including a thesis project. The program is not meant to prepare students for doctoral study.

Admission Requirements
For regular admission, students must have completed an un­dergraduate degree from an accredited institution with a grade point average of B or above. Applicants are accepted anytime, but to assure enrollment, students should apply by August 10 for the fall semester and January 2 for the spring. Applications may be obtained through the Master in Liberal Studies office at Crestview Hall 018B or by calling (812) 941-2604 or (812) 941-2668 or on the Web site.

Course Requirements
Students pursuing the master’s degree are required to complete 34 credit hours of courses that have been approved for graduate credit. These courses must represent all three of the arts and sciences schools and must include 9 credits of graduate seminars D501, D502, D503, and 6 credits of graduate project (D601 & D602). Students pursuing the graduate certificate complete 16 credit hours representing at least two of the three arts and sciences schools.

Only courses in which a grade of at least a B is earned will count toward the degree.

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