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Qualifying Paper

Why MLA?
Independent Study
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Master of Liberal Arts Program
811 Anderson Hall
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA 19122
215-204-1644 (phone)
215-204-9611 (fax)

Michael Szekely
Director, MLA Program
215-204-6479 (phone)

Stephanie Morawski
215-204-8516 (phone)

Why MLA?

One of the many reasons the MLA Program is so attractive is its interdisciplinary flexibility in allowing students to develop their own intellectual and career pathways. 

MLA students can choose from a range of courses and disciplines in both the MLA Program or other CLA graduate programs that meet their needs and interests, including: Art History, History, English, Anthropology, Psychology, Philosophy, Sociology, Religion, Political Science, African American Studies, and Geography and Urban Studies.




"The MLA program is wonderful because it allows you to engage in courses that interest you as an individual. As a finance person, I find the creative aspect of the program to be a nice change from my daily activities as it gives me an opportunity to 'round out' my interests and my education. For me, to be able to discuss literature and philosophy with true scholars is a priceless experience and I feel very fortunate to be a student in the MLA program."

Sue Alcedo, former MLA student (Manager of Financial Operations)