The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences offers students a traditional liberal education to meet the needs of the 21st century, allowing them to compete for a variety of careers in an increasingly complex and evolving world.

Master of Liberal Arts


AUM's Master of Liberal Arts is the only interdisciplinary master’s degree program in the state of Alabama, offering specialization classes in Visual Arts, English, Philosophy, Sociology, Theatre, History, Spanish and Anthropology. Furthermore, students have the freedom to choose any subject for their thesis, allowing you to claim an emphasis or specialty in almost any field you can imagine. This can significantly impact your ability to qualify for niche careers. 
Master of Liberal Arts Program of Study

MLA General Information 
Thesis Instructions
Past Theses from MLA Graduates

Sample Prospectus'

The Delayed Flight of an Artist: A Psychoanalytical-Feminist Perspective of Selected Works from James Joyce - Prospectus

Cat Shit in the Attic: A Memoir - Prospectus

Father Charles E. Coughlin: Beliefs and Influence during the Interwar Period: Thesis Prospectus by Student

The Paradox of Identity: Women as Hidden Authoritarian Figures in Luigi Pirandello’s Literary Works - Thesis Prospectus

Looking at Renaissance Women: Shakespeare’s Treatment of Ambitious Females in King John and King Lear