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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Studies Graduate Certificate

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Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Liberal Studies is intended to present graduate background material for those seeking personal enrichment provided by liberal learning and the development of those intellectual skills necessary to lifelong learning; critical reading, scholarly writing, and the art of interpersonal communication. The program consists of four courses: (1) UNIV 7000 - Fndtns Liberal Studies ; (2) UNIV 7100 - Rsrch/Intrdiscipl Study ; (3) UNIV 7200 - Liberal Studies Sem ; and (4) one elective course.

Foundations, Research, and Seminar are core courses in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree program and thus, those who successfully complete the certificate program will be offered entry to the MALS degree program as well as the opportunity to apply those courses towards graduate degree programs in other departments in consultation with that department’s graduate advisor.

Program Admission and Prerequisites

  1. Completion of an undergraduate degree with a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale from an accredited college or university is expected. It should be noted that as applicants are selected on a competitive basis, admission is not granted to all applicants who meet only the minimum requirements.
  2. Application for admission to the Graduate School. The Graduate School at the University of Memphis accepts applications via electronic submission at
  3. The Application Essay and Letter of Recommendation as noted at:

Program Requirements

Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Liberal Studies requires twelve (12) credit hours:

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