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.
  • Any student that submits a foreign transcript is responsible for having these transcripts sent through an evaluation service for translation. Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. and WES may be used for evaluation services.

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