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Do you want to pursue a master’s degree in a highly personalized course of study? Would you enjoy a program that is designed for people who believe learning is a lifelong endeavor? University of Detroit Mercy’s Liberal Studies program is tailored for people who value the freedom and independence to think and to understand.


Graduate Programs

Great Things At Detroit Mercy

  • The Liberal Studies program’s individualized concentration permits maximum flexibility and personal customization.
  • All courses are taught by faculty members — not teaching assistants or graduate students.
  • Small class sizes — our average student-to-teacher ratio is 11:1; that means plenty of individualized attention aimed at making sure our students succeed.
  • In the tradition of our Jesuit and Mercy sponsors, Detroit Mercy offers a well-rounded education. We don’t just teach liberal studies; we create community leaders.

Your Boundless Future

The personalization of the Liberal Studies program can lead to a wide variety of careers, including journalist, publicist, politician, minister, editor, librarian, policy analyst, teacher, administrator, recruiter, copywriter, customer service representative, communications specialist and archivist, to name a few.

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Contact Info

Martin Leever, Ph.D.
Director, Master of Liberal Studies Program

Featured Alumnus

Nino Cimini

Nino Cimini, '15

“ I returned to college after a 44 year hiatus. I wanted to attain a Masters degree in order to teach at the college level, but I also wanted to have a broad base of choices for the course work. My emphasis was in History, however, I also took courses in Museum Studies; Art History; Philosophy; Drama; and Religious Studies. I am currently finishing a second master's degree in Religious Studies.

I would highly recommend this Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program for those students who want a broad spectrum of course work, yet have the flexibility to achieve your degree in the subject area of your choice. This program has changed my life, and has given me the opportunity to achieve one of my life long goals. It could do the same thing for you as well.”

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