Oct 23, 2021  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Liberal Studies, M.A.L.S. (Archival Studies Concentration)


General Program Information


Jill LeRoy-Frazier, Ph.D., Graduate Coordinator
317 Nell Dossett Hall
Box 70659
(423) 439-4223
e-mail: leroyfra@etsu.edu

Faculty: Julie Fox-Horton; Jill LeRoy-Frazier.

The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies is an interdisciplinary program that allows students to design an individualized program of study in the Arts, Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences, and related fields. MALS students complete a common core and then select graduate elective courses from disciplinary departments. MALS students choose either a thesis or a special project to complete their programs of study.  Students who complete the Archival Studies concentration achieve professional education in alignment with the Society of American Archivists best practices.

Program Admission Requirements for Master of Arts in Liberal Studies


A student applying to the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program needs the following:

  1. A baccalaureate degree in any field from a regionally accredited institution, or international equivalent.
  2. An undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale (domestic applicants) or 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (international applicants).
  3. Three letters of recommendation.
  4. A successful admissions interview.
  5. A writing sample of four to five pages in response to the prompt provided at https://www.etsu.edu/gradschool/masters-degrees.php (click on Liberal Studies - M.A.L.S, then scroll down to Additional Requirements).

Students may be admitted into the MALS degree program fall, spring, or summer.

Articulation Agreements


Students who have completed the Archival Studies Graduate Certificate may have up to 18 of the certificate credits applied toward the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, Archival Studies Concentration, as long as the courses fall within matriculation limits. Please note that the certificate may be completed online.

A student who completes the graduate certificate in Heritage Interpretation and Museum Studies and later wishes to pursue the MA in Liberal Studies may transfer up to 12 certificate credits into the master’s degree with the approval of the degree graduate coordinator and the School of Graduate Studies. All transfer credit, however, must meet GPA requirements and must be within the six-year matriculation limits.

Archival Studies Concentration


The concentration in archival studies within the MALS program offers students an interdisciplinary program of study consistent with recommendations of the Society of American Archivists. 

Liberal Studies, M.A.L.S. Degree Requirements: 46-49 credits


Core Requirements 10 credits
Concentration 18 credits
Advisor Approved Electives 15 credits
     Library and Information Science    (3 credits)
     Management and Communication    (3 credits)
     Information Technology    (3 credits)
     Grant Writing    (3 credits)
     Art & Sciences and Allied Professions    (3 credits)
Thesis/Non-Thesis Option 3-6 credits
TOTAL 46-49 credits

Advisor Approved Electives: 15 credits


Library and Information Science


Choose 3 credits from the following:

Information Technology


Choose 3 credits from the following:

Grant Writing


Choose 3 credits from the following:

Arts & Sciences and Allied Professions


Choose 3 credits from the following or a course approved by the MALS Director:

Thesis/Non-thesis Option: 3-6 credits