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UNCW's Graduate Liberal Studies (GLS) two programs, the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) degree and the post-Master's certificate in liberal studies, provide a highly integrated exploration of the liberal arts, which not only adheres to the traditional values of broad liberal arts education, but is specifically designed for highly motivated learners who wish to deepen their understanding of the social, scientific, and humanistic dimensions of today’s world.

Points of Interest:

GLS and GLSSA (Graduate Liberal Studies Student Assn) co-sponsored a showcase of the scheduled GLS courses for Spring 2016. This showcase was recorded for those who could not attend. Please click on the title above to access the video recording of the showcase.

The Fall 2015 workshop was held from 6 - 8 pm, Monday, April 6, 2015, in Randall Library, Room 2005. Please click on the above link (underlined) to view the video of this workshop.

If you are doing research, whether for a class or for your final project, this tutorial is a must-see. It is highly informative and very helpful. Click on the title above and check it out ! !

  • Admission and Degree Requirements -

    • Finding the application:

      For those seeking the application to the UNCW Graduate School, please click on the title above to find its link.
    • Students taking online courses at UNCW:

      Prior to submission, applicants that reside (i.e., are physically located) outside of North Carolina must refer to the Distance Education website to make certain that UNCW has secured authorization to offer online courses to the residents in their state. If you reside in a state where UNCW is not currently authorized to offer online courses, contact the Office of External Programs at (910) 962-2953 or to determine if authorization can be obtained
  • Further Program Details -

For further details about our program, please feel free to browse through the website. We suggest you start with "About Us." Click on the title above to go to the appropriate page.

Having trouble locating the exact GLS web page that you need? Click on the sitemap title above and find it !

Focus on Alumni!

All our alumni are very special people. However, here are some deserving of your and our special attention.

This MALS alumna and researcher at the University of North Carolina Wilmington has turned her research of plastic debris in the ocean into artwork and will take it on a tour around the country. Check the details at Local scientist turns research into traveling art project WECT-TV6.

(Dr. Burke's Cape Fear Community College "Critical Thinking" class created a digital database of hand-written records dating back to the 1730s. The resulting database, "Slave Deeds of New Hanover County" and details about the Research Project can be accessed at Volume 2 of the database has now been published. Note: Volume 1 is also available from the UNC Chapel Hill Libraries at He has also published his second book recently - click on name for details.)

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