MLA Concentration Options

During the 36-credit-hour program, students must take a minimum of 6 credit hours in each of the three central areas listed below. Beyond those 18 hours, students may either choose a variety of courses from the seven areas of concentration or focus their coursework on one area as outlined below.

Areas of Concentration (*Central Area)

Credit Min.

Credit Max.

*Creative arts (art, communication, film, literature, music, theatre)

12 18

*History and ideas (culture, history, philosophy, religion)

12 18

*Natural and social sciences (political science, psychology, sociology, health)

12 18

Education (education)

12 12

Gender studies (gender)

12 18

Management and leadership (management)

12 18

Online teaching and learning

12 18

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