Graduate Overview

Master of Arts in Liberal and Integrative Studies
Office Phone: (217) 206-6962
Office Location: UHB 3038

Liberal and Integrative Studies is a graduate degree program built on more than 35 years of experience in individualized learning. The curriculum offers students the opportunity to design a degree consistent with their own educational goals, using available institutional and area resources. The department’s major purpose is to serve students whose needs and objectives are best met by combinations of courses or mixes of learning formats not available through established curricula.

The program structure emphasizes the integration of different disciplines using a variety of instructional methods to form a well-rounded and individualized academic experience.  In addition to building essential skills and knowledge, the Liberal and Integrative Studies Department assists learners in deepening their understanding of the values, meanings, concerns, choices, and commitments that are fundamental for good citizenship and a flourishing life.