Master of Liberal Studies Application Instructions

Fall 2019 Application Deadlines:

Applications for the Master of Liberal Studies are accepted on an annual basis.

  • Early Decision Deadline - March 1, 2019
  • Regular Decision Deadline - May 15, 2019 (Late applications will be considered based on space available).
  • Applications for spring and summer will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

Applications will be considered upon receipt of all materials.  After your application packet is complete, we will contact you to arrange a personal interview on campus with a member of the Rollins College faculty. 

  • Submit the Application for Admission.
  • $50 non-refundable application fee (check or money order made payable to Rollins College).
  • Request official transcripts of your academic work from all colleges or universities that you attended, including Rollins College.
  • Complete the Additional Questions for the MLS Application form.
  • Submit two letters of reference on forms provided. Select individuals who know you well now and who can appraise your ability to pursue graduate study in a multidisciplinary program in the arts and sciences. One letter should come from a professor.
  • Essay in which you discuss a book that you enjoyed reading, other than the Bible, and explain how that book has influenced your thinking.  The essay should be typewritten, double-spaced, and three or four pages in length.
  • Statement of Quality which briefly comments on the qualities, life experiences, and special abilities that you could bring to the Master of Liberal Studies Program.
  • If you intend to apply for scholarship support based on financial need, applicants must provide a completed MLS Scholarship Application and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) at  Forms available in January each year.

International Students

  • Students who have earned degrees from non-English speaking institutions should submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).  A score of at least 550 or better on the paper test, or 213 or better on the computer test, or 80 or better on the Internet-based test (IBT) is required on the TOEFL for admission.
  • Students who are not American citizens must demonstrate appropriate permanent resident or visa status. Only full-time student status will qualify students for an F1 Visa.

All materials must be forwarded directly to:

Rollins College
Master of Liberal Studies
1000 Holt Avenue - 2725
Winter Park, Florida 32789

If you have further questions, please call us at 407-646-2037 or e-mail