Master of Liberal Studies
Promising flexible schedules and significant cost and time savings, the accelerated Master of Liberal Studies (MLS) program allows qualified Rollins seniors to simultaneously earn undergraduate and graduate credits toward a master’s degree in liberal studies from the College’s Hamilton Holt School.
By continuing your graduate studies at Rollins, you’ll continue to reap the benefits of the College’s signature personalized learning environment, opportunities for hands-on experience, and the expertise of the best professors in the South.
MLS students investigate and debate ideas in philosophy, history, art, literature, religion, and politics, emerging from the program prepared to tackle any problem in any field both creatively and critically. You’ll develop skills in communication, problem solving, research, and persuasion that set you up for success in a rapidly evolving job market that demands adaptable thinkers with a broad knowledge base.
While gaining numerous practical benefits—fine-tuning of soft skills, competitive advantage in the marketplace, expanded professional network—students in the accelerated MLS program can save up to one year of time and $8,000 in tuition and other costs. The program is available to both College of Liberal Arts and Hamilton Holt School students entering their senior year and is a part- or full-time option for all majors who have not yet completed all of their electives.
The Rollins MLS program is taught by award-winning faculty who are thought leaders from across departments and catalysts for insight and intellectual growth.
Rollins College Hamilton Holt School
Pedro Bernal, PhD
Professor of Chemistry
Research interests: Physical and general chemistry, and the philosophy of science
Tom Cook, PhD
Professor of Philosophy
Research interests: History of philosophy, philosophy of mind, and metaphysical issues such as the nature of self and human freedom
Todd French, PhD
Associate Professor of Religion
Research interests: Church history, social theory, Syriac hagiography, and the history of western cultures
Susan Libby, PhD
Professor of Art History
Research interests: European and American art and theory from the 18th to 20th centuries
Jana Mathews, PhD
Associate Professor of English; Co-Director, Pre-Law Advising
Research interests: Medieval British literature and culture, law and literature, medieval manuscript studies, middle Scots literature, early modern British literature, and theories of subjectivity, kingship, authorship, and authority
Leslie Kemp Poole, PhD
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Research interests: Environmental history, women environmentalists, Florida environment and history, and American history
Alberto Prieto-Calixto, PhD
Professor of Spanish; Spanish Program Director
Research interests: 16th- and 17th-century Hispanic literature, civilization and cultures of Hispanic countries, and Spanish film
Paul Reich, PhD
Associate Professor of English
Research interests: African American literature of the American west, 19th- and 20th-century American literature, composition, and business and technical writing