Master of Liberal Arts

At a Glance

Full-time, Part-time
1 year Full-time
Up to 5 years Part-time
Hybrid (in-person and online)
$3,850 Per course
Financing Your Education
Winter 2023
Dec. 12, 2022
Spring 2023
Mar. 01, 2023

Upcoming Events

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MLA Information Session

| Online

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Celebrate the Holiday Season with Graham

| Chicago (Downtown)

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The online Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) at the University of Chicago is designed for accomplished professionals and ambitious learners seeking a transformative graduate education.

The University of Chicago Distinction

Combining UChicago’s relentless commitment to rigorous inquiry with a profound regard for the power of the liberal arts, the MLA provides an extraordinary environment for students seeking to read deeply, think critically, and solve creatively.

Through engaging with big ideas, exceptional peers, and eminent faculty, students gain the tools to advance their leadership, accelerate their careers, and amplify their impact in their fields and the broader world.

The UChicago MLA program allows me to transfer my real-world experience in scaling startups to the realm of academic thought and beyond, all while being a part of an exciting learning community that challenges my current notions and helps me grow as an individual and executive.

Cara Brennan Allamano


Decide What Comes Next

With options to enroll part- or full-time, customize your curriculum, and select a concentration (Ethics and Leadership, Literary Studies), the MLA provides the framework for an enriching graduate degree—you determine the direction. Interested in taking the next step? We are currently accepting applications for Winter quarter.

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