Admission Requirements

 
  • A baccalaureate degree in any field from a regionally-accredited institution.
 
  • A cumulative grade point average of 2.75
 
  • Three letters of reference from academic or professional (employers or the like) persons who have known the candidate and can evaluate the candidate's ability to complete a graduate degree program.
 
  • An admissions interview with the MALS director and/or the associate dean for Cross-Disciplinary Studies and selected MALS advisory committee members.
 
  • A 4-5 page writing sample.  The School of Graduate Studies liaison to MALS will provide directions for the writing sample when the applicant's file is otherwise complete.

Students must submit all admission materials to the School of Graduate Studies; writing sample guidelines will be provided by the School of Graduate Studies liaison to MALS after all other application materials have been received. Once the student has submitted the writing sample, the complete application then will be forwarded to the MALS director for initial consideration.  After the MALS director reviews the materials, the student will be contacted to set up an admissions interview.

International Student Admission:  For additional information about international student admission, please visit the graduate school catalog. In addition, ETSU partners with ELS Educational Services to provide conditional admission for students who are academically qualified, but who don't meet our English Language proficiency requirements at the time of application to the university. We accept proof of completion of ELS Language Center's English for Academic Purposes Level 112, as satisfying the requirements for English proficiency for the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program.