Degrees Offered: MLA
Established in 1962 and administered by the Center for Liberal Arts at Johns Hopkins University, the Johns Hopkins Master of Liberal Arts Program has gained national recognition for the quality of its teaching and the breadth of its course offerings.
The MLA thrives on the curiosity, passion, and diversity of its students. Our community of scholars eagerly embraces the MLA interdisciplinary approach and flexible curriculum to better understand more about the world—and in so doing, learn and understand more about themselves.
Through the program seminars, students develop qualities important to personal and professional success—creativity, inventiveness, intellectual growth, critical-thinking skills, and a connection to the world in which we live. The MLA program encourages the Socratic ideal of the "examined life" in which liberal studies serves to:
- Liberate the mind
- Challenge complacency in thought
- Believe in the ongoing pursuit of knowledge
In this approach, knowledge is not passive, but rather a dynamic process through which education is interwoven into our daily lives. The seminars are places where students come together to discuss, to challenge, and to reason.
Whatever your interests, the Johns Hopkins University Master of Liberal Arts offers an extraordinary opportunity to earn your degree at one of the world's greatest centers of learning.
Through the Advanced Academic Programs (AAP), the Johns Hopkins University Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences offers flexible graduate degrees and certificate programs that respond to the unique educational requirements of working adults seeking to pursue their professional and personal development through academic exploration.
Onsite courses are offered in the evening and on Saturdays to fit your busy schedule. Courses are offered in the fall, spring, and summer terms.
AAP offers classes across four sites: Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD; Washington, D.C., Center near Dupont Circle; Montgomery County Campus in Rockville, MD; and online.
All programs are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.