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Online Master of Arts in Liberal Arts

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A Flexible Curriculum to Understand the World.

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.

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Continuous support

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.

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Earn a degree on your time

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.

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Career options

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.

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Expert faculty

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.

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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.

Total credit hours per program: 36 credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $459

Total cost with fees: $16,524

Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Exact fees may vary by program. Please consult an Enrollment Coach for the final program cost.

Course Listings

Core (6 credit hours)

  • LIBA 7000 Liberal Arts: Methods of Inquiry | 3 credit hours
  • LIBA 7900 Liberal Arts: Themes and Commonalities | 3 credit hours

Students Choose 2 Career-Focus Clusters from the Following*:

Leadership (Up to 12 credit hours)

  • LHRD 7001: Principles of Workforce Development | 3 credit hours
  • LHRD 7575: Managing Change in Organizational Systems | 3 credit hours
  • LHRD 7602: Program Evaluation Design I | 3 credit hours
  • LHRD 7910: Human Resource Analytics | 3 credit hours

Business and Emerging Technologies (Up to 12 credit hours)

  • BADM 7270 Artificial Intelligence for Business | 3 credit hours
  • LHRD 7110 Team & Group Dynamics | 3 credit hours
  • Electives | 6 credit hours

Sport Management (Up to 12 credit hours)

  • KIN 7518 Social Issues in Sport OR KIN4515 Sports Seminar | 3 credit hours
  • KIN 4517 Sports Administration | 3 credit hours
  • KIN 4513 Facilities Management | 3 credit hours
  • KIN 7544 Current Topics in Sport Management | 3 credit hours

Analytics (Up to 12 credit hours)

  • ISDS 7301: Analytics I | 3 credit hours
  • ISDS7302: Analytics II | 3 credit hours
  • ISDS7303: Analytics III | 3 credit hours
  • ISDS7304: Analytics IV | 3 credit hours

Interdisciplinary (Up to 12 credit hours)

  • CMST 4100: Political Communication | 3 credit hours
  • SOCL 4461: Criminology (SOCL 2001 Prerequisite) | 3 credit hours
  • SOCL 4471: Sociology of Law | 3 credit hours
  • POLI 4032: Interest Groups in American Politics | 3 credit hours
  • ART4561 Survey of Graphic Design | 3 credit hour

*Students must complete a total of 36 hours of credit in order to graduate, regardless of how the credits are configured.

Admission Requirements

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • GRE Verbal + Quantitative = 1000 or higher (older scoring system) or 295 or higher (newer scoring system). Lower GRE scores may be considered depending on GPA, and students may be admitted to the program provisionally while awaiting GRE scores.

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LSU Online & Continuing Education uses data from Burning Glass Technologies to pull real-time labor market information. The company's artificial intelligence technology analyzes hundreds of millions of job postings and real-life career transitions to provide insight into labor market patterns. This real-time strategic intelligence offers crucial insights, such as which jobs are most in-demand, the specific skills employers need, and the career directions that offer the highest potential for workers. Please note that your career opportunities are not limited to these options.