Earning a Certificate and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Degree Concurrently
Students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program may wish to focus their course of study by earning a certificate concurrently with their MALS degree:
- Museum Studies Certificate Program
Four courses of three credits each (or twelve credit hours) are required for the Museum Studies certificate. Under the MALS/Museum Studies option, three Museum Studies courses (or nine credits) are accepted as electives in the MALS program. MSST 804 - Museum Internship (3cr.) (350 hours), which is required for the Museum Studies Certificate, must be taken as overload for the MALS program.
- Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation
The Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation consists of 12 credits, two required three-credit courses and six credits of electives. Under the MALS/Historic Preservation option, nine credits of the certificate are accepted as electives in the MALS program and only three credits must be taken as overload for the MALS program.
- Graduate Certificate in Community Engagement
The Graduate Certificate in Community Engagement is a 9 credit certificate. You can complete it completely concurrently with the MALS program. If a student's thesis or project has a community engagement focus, the thesis/project credits can count toward the certificate.
For details about these concurrent certificate options, contact the MALS director at 302-831-4130 or firstname.lastname@example.org.