Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) and Gerontology
MALS Degree + Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Gerontology
Effective Spring 2014, students wishing to graduate with a MALS degree using this combination must obtain formal approval to do so from the Director, Graduate Liberal Studies (GLS) Program. An email, with an explanation of why this option is desired, should be sent to turrisip AT uncw DOT edu, copy to campbellp AT uncw DOT edu and whitlocke AT uncw DOT edu.
Once approved by the GLS Program Director, students should closely coordinate their academic journey with both their MALS academic advisor and the Gerontology Graduate Coordinator, Dr. Fugate-Whitlock. She can be contacted at 910.962.7816 - whitlocke AT uncw DOT edu.
The combined program requires a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate study.
Two GLS courses are required for all MALS students.
- GLS 502 - Contemporary Issues in Liberal Studies Credits: 3
- GLS 598 - Final Project in Liberal Studies Credits: 3
The remaining 24 hours are broken down as follows:
- Fifteen semester hours as specified in the Gerontology Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, MCRT section of the 2015-2016 Graduate catalogue. If this is not the current catalogue year, use the current catalogue and notify campbellp AT uncw DOT edu that this entry requires correction.
- Nine semester hours of GLS classes
- No more than six GLS hours may be taken from cross-listed 400/500 courses.
- Students must maintain a “B” average in all graduate courses taken.
- Students are expected to complete all course work within five years after matriculation into the MALS degree.
MALS (General Option)
MALS students pursuing a general option (no specialization in gerontology, hispanic studies, conflict management and resolution, or women's and gender studies) who wish to take graduate gerontology courses using the allowed elective nine non-GLS hours should obtain permission from both the course instructor and their GLS academic advisor before enrolling in a class.
- Under the general option, only nine non-GLS graduate credit hours will be accepted towards the MALS degree and only six credit hours for cross-listed courses may be used.
- Non-GLS courses cannot be used for the Post-Master's in Liberal Studies certificate program.
Last Update: October 30, 2015