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College of Liberal Arts

Graduate Study

All schools and departments within the College of Liberal Arts offer courses and direct the research leading to advanced degrees. The Master of Arts (M.A.) degree is granted in the Brian Lamb School of Communication, the School of Languages and Cultures, and in Art Education within the Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts as well as in the departments of English, History, Philosophy and Political Science. The Department of English awards the Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Creative Writing, and the Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts awards the M.F.A. in Design, Studio Arts and Theatre.

The departments of Anthropology and Sociology grant the Master of Science (M.S.) degree as does the Brian Lamb School of Communication.

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree is offered in the departments of Anthropology, English, History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology and in the interdisciplinary programs of American Studies, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics. The Brian Lamb School of Communication and the School of Languages and Cultures also offer the Ph.D.

Admission to the Graduate School may be granted to graduates of Purdue or of any other accredited institution. Those who are qualified for original research and scholarly careers may follow the usual work for the master's and doctorate degrees in various fields. Others may wish to increase professional competence without looking ultimately to the Ph.D. and may follow other programs leading to the M.S., M.F.A., or M.A.

Graduate study information and application forms: