Liberal Arts Studies

About the Liberal Arts Studies Program

The Liberal Arts Studies M.A. provides a breadth of courses and opportunities for the adult learner who has already finished college. Unlike an M.A. in particular fields such as Psychology or Chemistry, this degree is generalist in nature. The courses draw on multiple disciplines and approaches; faculty come from a variety of departments. The Wake Forest faculty has been offering a master’s degree in Liberal Arts Studies for nearly 40 years in the belief that advanced continuing study across the liberal arts builds the human and practical skills necessary for leadership in any organization or community.

We welcome adults of every age or stage of life to apply. Whether you are just graduating with your bachelor’s degree, wanting to sharpen and strengthen your skills for advancement in your workplace, or seeking enrichment of your life through reading, discussion, and the structure of a course, you have a place here. The diversity of our classrooms make this degree an engaging space for encountering the perspectives of classmates with a wide range of life experiences.

Prospective Students

Whether you are just exploring possibilities or ready to apply, look here for more information on how this program will work for you.

Current Students

Your guide to the curriculum requirements and options for completing your program. Please contact the office if you have further questions.


Find information on your upcoming course options and registration procedure, as well as courses offered in the past.

Information for Faculty

Wake Forest faculty from many departments and schools teach courses in Liberal Arts Studies. Look here for details of what our courses are trying to achieve, and the procedure for proposing a course.


Program Director Ron Von Burg and Program Assistant April Strader Bullin, are available to respond to any questions you may have. Information about teaching faculty may be found with the specific course description. 


The Wake Forest administrative support system is here for you from the time you apply to the term you celebrate your graduation. Be sure to familiarize yourself with these links so you know where to go for answers and detailed information.


If you have questions about the Liberal Arts Studies M.A. program, please contact us so we can help you!

April Strader Bullin
Program Assistant
Liberal Arts Studies M.A./Lifelong Learning


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