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The Online Master of Arts in Liberal Arts is designed to provide graduate-level opportunities for students to pursue studies not provided by traditional department programs. Geared towards non-traditional students (especially working adults), the degree helps students pursue personal enhancement and serves as an incubator for programs of study not currently formally created. This program is ideal for students to reestablish their academic careers after professional or personal hiatus in a manner suited to their uniquely developed interests as well as time constraints. To support this, the program focuses on interdisciplinary programs of study, provides academic opportunities at the Master’s level not provided by discipline-specific degree programs within the university and offers instructional venues to exhibit and develop interdisciplinary expertise among LSU’s faculty.
When you join LSU Online, you join a family that makes sure that your needs are met. You will have a dedicated Student Success Coach assigned to you from the application process to graduation. They are here to offer support along the way so that you can focus on performance in your classes.
Earning an Online Master of Arts Liberal Arts degree allows you to complete your coursework while balancing work, family, and other responsibilities. This program is ideal for non-traditional students returning to college to earn their degree and students who want to pursue a degree program for personal enrichment and satisfaction.
Graduates with this degree can pursue a wide range of career options such as a Technical Writer, Actuary, Market Research Analyst, Advertising Manager or Marketing Manager.
Our experienced faculty members are dedicated to providing top-quality education in a convenient online format. These are the same faculty that teach the on-campus courses and are actively engaged in helping students thrive.
Total credit hours per program: 36 credit hours
Cost per credit hour: $459
Total cost with fees: $16,524
You may be able to find savings and earn credit from previous work or training, or as demonstrated by your industry certifications, through Prior Learning Assessment. Learn more.
The total cost above does not include transfer credit or financial aid. Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Fee schedules may vary by program depending on course-specific fees for proctoring and/or books. Please contact a Student Success Coach for more information.
|Core (6 credit hours)||Credit Hours|
|LIBA 7000: Liberal Arts: Methods of Inquiry||3|
|LIBA 7900: Liberal Arts: Themes and Commonalities||3|
Students Choose 2 Career-Focus Clusters from the Following*:
|Leadership (Up to 12 credit hours)||Credit Hours|
|LHRD 7001: Principles of Workforce Development||3|
|LHRD 7575: Managing Change in Organizational Systems||3|
|LHRD 7602: Program Evaluation Design I||3|
|LHRD 7910: Human Resource Analytics||3|
|Sport Management (Up to 12 credit hours)||Credit Hours|
|KIN 7518: Social Issues in Sport OR KIN4515 Sports Seminar||3|
|KIN 4517: Sports Administration||3|
|KIN 4513: Facilities Management||3|
|KIN 7544: Current Topics in Sport Management||3|
|Interdisciplinary (Up to 12 credit hours)||Credit Hours|
|CMST 4100: Political Communication||3|
|SOCL 4461: Criminology (SOCL 2001 Prerequisite)||3|
|SOCL 4471: Sociology of Law||3|
|POLI 4032: Interest Groups in American Politics||3|
|ART 4561: Survey of Graphic Design||3|
*Students must complete a total of 36 hours of credit in order to graduate, regardless of how the credits are configured.
Students who graduate with a master’s in liberal arts can expect to expand their knowledge around their particular interests and career goals. The program encourages independent-minded students to pursue graduate-level interdisciplinary programs of study, so the curriculum will vary.
Topics covered in this degree could include:
Interdisciplinary study in the liberal arts; modes of inquiry in different disciplines, common themes in the humanities and means of integrating these into the whole
Major ideas in the liberal arts as reflected in exemplary published studies and student research
Principles of workforce education and development programs conducted by business, industry, government and educational institutions at all levels
Introduction to the theory, methods and practice of organization change and development
Policies and practices in the administration of athletic programs in academic settings
Examination of the social construction of sport and the systemic issues connected to contemporary sport
Data warehousing; use of big data in business; storage and retrieval of data in business; descriptive analytics for business; business intelligence tools
Predictive analytics in business; business cases in predictive analytics; data mining use in business; industry solutions for predictive analytics
Factors and strategies in contemporary political communication in the U.S.
Law and social change; evolution of legal institutions; group conflict and law; influence of legal controls and sanctions on human behavior
Our online program emphasizes providing individual students with the ability to determine an educational path that best suits them. Because of this, graduates of the degree program will be able to pursue several various careers. Additionally, we have designed the program to be flexible and convenient, perfect for many types of non-traditional students. With continuous support from our Student Success Coaches and expert instructors, our online master’s degree in liberal arts equips students with the tools for success.
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