Master of Liberal Studies
Explore civilization’s most influential texts while developing the skills needed to engage with and respond to today’s most pressing issues. By analyzing and interpreting influential work in the arts, history, literature, philosophy, psychology, religion, and the sciences, you’ll learn how to draw critical connections between the past and present.
At Rollins, you’ll learn from expert faculty in a personalized learning environment that’s designed to maximize engagement and support as you develop new ways of thinking and perhaps discover a newfound purpose. Our small, in-person classes are conveniently offered in the evenings, and the program follows a cohort model to foster dialogue in the classroom and an intellectual community that lasts well beyond graduation. By the completion of your degree, you’ll be prepared to further your career, pursue advanced graduate school, and leave your mark on the world.
Rollins’ ranking as the No. 1 regional university in the South underscores the high-quality experience you can expect on our Winter Park campus and the prestigious weight a Rollins degree carries not only in Orlando but throughout Florida and across the country.
Travelers, Not Tourists
Led by our expert faculty, our annual field study has enabled students to travel as far abroad as Cuba, Greece, Israel, and Turkey to pursue knowledge in a global context.
Personalized Learning Environment
With an average class size of fewer than 10, our in-person learning environment is designed to maximize engagement and support, and thanks to our 10:1 student-faculty ratio, our expert professors have the freedom to focus on you.
Where Can Your Liberal Studies Degree Take You?
Leveraging the interpretive, analytical, and communication skills gained in Rollins’ MLS program, our grads pursue a range of careers across diverse industries and are prepared to thrive in a rapidly evolving marketplace.
An Exploration of the World’s Greatest Works, Ideas, and Thinkers
Our Master of Liberal Studies curriculum is designed to help you develop intellectual awareness and key competencies through studying the great ideas of civilization.
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The individualized attention you receive as a Rollins student begins long before you’re actually a student.
Not only do our award-winning faculty members shape students into critical readers and thinkers who are prepared to address challenging social issues, but they also foster an intellectual network and work one on one with students during the thesis component of the program, providing a deeper understanding of a primary source or guidance on a creative work.
Master of Liberal Studies Program
Todd French, PhD
Associate Professor of Religion
Director, Master of Liberal Studies Program
Areas of focus: Church history, social theory, Syriac hagiography, and the history of Western cultures
Tom Cook, PhD
Professor of Philosophy
Areas of focus: History of philosophy, philosophy of the mind, and metaphysical issues such as the nature of self and human freedom
Rachel Newcomb, PhD
Professor of Anthropology
Areas of focus: Cultural and applied/public anthropology, Middle East and North Africa, gender, Islam, modernity, globalization, and identity