Master of Liberal Arts
The Florida Studies track of the Master of Liberal Arts Program allows students to sample a broad array of interdisciplinary classes. Students take Florida-based classes in the fields of History, English, Geography, Political Science, Journalism and Media Studies, and Anthropology.
Students will work closely with the program faculty who will approve courses and give advice on theses and publications.
Total required hours: 33
- Required courses in the Florida Studies Program include
- Intro to Florida and Regional Studies,
- Early Florida History,
- Modern Florida History,
- Geography of Florida (or approved environmental course that has Florida content), and
- Any approved Literature, Writing or Media course with Florida content.
- The remainder of each student’s program of study will be worked out with his or her advisor. Each semester, the program circulates a list of approved courses. If students identify courses they wish to include that are not on this list (including a limited number of graduate courses at other campuses), they may seek approval from the Program Director.
- Each student must pass a comprehensive oral examination and written examination covering three fields or concentrations.
- Students may choose a thesis or non-thesis option. Candidates will select topics with the approval of a faculty advisor.
Detailed program requirements are discussed in the Florida Studies Graduate Student Handbook.