Since its inception in 2005, the Rice Master of Liberal Studies (MLS) program has attracted a wide spectrum of students. Medical doctors, attorneys, homemakers, recent college graduates, retirees, teachers, a range of business professionals and others have been accepted into the program. Such diversity – in both age and profession – adds a level of broadmindedness not typically found in the traditional classroom. The MLS program seeks committed, energetic adult students with bachelor’s degrees from an accredited college or university, who have significant life experiences and who are able to communicate effectively.
Learn more about Rice University's Master of Liberal Studies
- About MLS
- Faculty and Administrators
- MLS Courses
- Texas Graduate Liberal Studies Symposium
- Tuition and Fees
- Frequently Asked Questions
Join An Information Session
Join us for a Master of Liberal Studies information session and learn about the program while meeting program administrators, faculty and alumni. We will provide an overview of the program and admissions process and answer questions. We offer online and face-to-face sessions.