Master of Liberal Studies

Offered through Rice's Glasscock School of Continuing Education, the Master of Liberal Studies degree offers students the opportunity to earn an advanced degree on a part-time basis. Students in this program explore a variety of subjects, including the humanities, social sciences and sciences. Designed for professionals who love discovering new ideas and discussing them with others, classes are held mostly in the evenings, with sessions during the fall, winter and spring. The program seeks committed, energetic adult students with bachelor's degrees from an accredited college or university, who have significant life experiences and who are able to communicate effectively to apply.

For more information, please visit the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies and see the Master of Liberal Studies program overview. Please contact the department for the most recent program handbook.

Degrees Offered:


NOTE: The MLS program currently offers scholarships and financial aid to admitted students. 

Areas of Specialization

  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Sciences

Students are expected to take one core course in each of the above disciplines, and may specialize within one of those tracks or choose to study a wider range of subject matter.

Master of Liberal Studies Contact Information

Rebecca Sharp Sanchez
Phone: 713-348-4767