Georgetown University established the first doctorate of liberal studies in 2005.
There are now well over a hundred similar programs in North America either affiliated or associated, as is Oakland University, with the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs (AGLSP).
Submitting a completed application by the early and regular deadline qualifies applicants for the new Graduate Study Scholarship for graduate students.
OU's graduate admission process is selective and the process is competitive.
You are not alone in your desire to learn in a broad and diverse way, and these programs reflect our belief in the continued value of this kind of learning.
The liberal arts were so titled in the Classical world and were seen to be essential for a person to participate in civic life.
It does not have a set course of study, while it provides a foundation in considering the nature of the liberal arts; it still allows students to tailor the program to fit with their particular interests.
It is not aimed at career development but it may well help you in your career path through exposing you to a diverse number of subjects, faculty from different disciplines and departments.
We encourage you to submit and complete your application as early as possible.
Some programs have earlier application deadlines and may not admit for all semesters.