Graduate students in the MALS Program choose one of three
concentrations to complete 48 or 52 credit hours of graduate study. The
MALS program consists of three elements: the core courses, the electives
and the Culminating Project.
The program offers four capstone options, two involving a
twelve-course, 48-credit hour program culminating in a thesis or
thesis-like project, and two involving a thirteen-course, 52 credit hour
program culminating in a final paper in the thirteenth course. Complete
details may be found in the LAS Graduate Bulletin under the respective
programs. Many people find interdisciplinary graduate programs appealing
because they offer flexibility in addressing individual educational
needs. Moreover, interdisciplinary graduate programs are more than the
sum or their parts: they enable students to make connections between
various fields of learning. DePaul University offers several
interdisciplinary graduate programs.
In the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, the
Interdisciplinary Studies Program and the Master of Arts in Liberal
Studies Program are sister programs, jointly administered. The MALS
Program is primarily oriented toward the liberal arts and
education. Students who wish to pursue an interdisciplinary program with
a greater component of non-liberal arts courses should consider our Master of Arts/Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies Program.