Advanced Graduate Study in Liberal Arts

The Certificate Program for Advanced Graduate Study in the Liberal Arts empowers students to stoke their intellectual curiosity, passion, and diversity beyond graduation. It provides the ideal opportunity for the lifelong learner to continue to explore the world from an academic perspective — and in so doing, better understand their potential as dynamic thinkers.

Program Information

Course Locations Baltimore, MD
Available 100% Online No. For questions regarding courses available over the next year, contact the MLA director, Laura DeSisto at
Entry Terms Fall, Spring or Summer semester
Degree Requirements Ten courses
Tuition and Fees Tuition in the 2019-2020 academic year is $2,797 per course.
Please note: 2019-2020 tuition rates are tentative pending approval by the Board of Trustees.
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The Johns Hopkins University Certificate Program for Advanced Graduate Study in the Liberal Arts is designed for graduates of the Johns Hopkins University Master of Liberal Arts Program (MLA) or graduates of comparable master’s programs in the liberal arts or humanities.

Each semester, you’ll select from a range of courses, often clustered in particular thematic areas. It provides you the unique opportunity to:

  • Take new courses or special courses from a favorite instructor.
  • Engage in stimulating and dynamic discussions in the MLA seminars.
  • Meet other students who are interested in learning about new things.
  • Study with distinguished Hopkins faculty from departments and programs across the university and field specialists from the Maryland State Archives, the Walters Art Gallery, and others.
  • Explore interdisciplinary topics and approaches.
  • Cluster courses for professional development.

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State-specific Information for Online Programs

*Note: Students currently cannot conduct internships in Kentucky. For more information, please contact an admissions representative. Students should be aware of additional state-specific information for online programs.