Graduate Degree Programs
The School of Liberal Arts graduate degree programs are listed below by program type. For a listing of all graduate programs at Tulane University, please see the Tulane University Catalog website.
Interdisciplinary Ph.D. (SLA)
ONLY for students currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program in the School of Liberal Arts for at least one semester.
"4+1" MA Degrees
Many of the departments and programs in the School of Liberal Arts offer a “4+1” MA program, which allows Tulane University undergraduates to earn a master’s degree in a fifth year of graduate study at a substantially reduced tuition rate. Many students find the advanced degree a valuable asset that sets them apart from others in the job market. Students considering PhD programs find that a master’s degree provides excellent training for further graduate study and allows students the opportunity to explore their interest and build up their academic credentials before applying to a PhD program.
In 4+1 programs, some of the upper-level courses (6000 and above) that students take to satisfy the major requirements as undergraduates are also counted for credit toward the graduate degree. Only Tulane undergraduate students are eligible for this 4+1 MA degree. Students must apply online and be admitted to these programs. Admission is based on undergraduate performance and recommendations from undergraduate professors. Applications deadlines vary depending on department but generally applications should be submitted in the fall semester of Junior year in order to schedule appropriate classes. Many departments do allow students to apply in their Senior year. The following departments and programs offer a “4+1” option:
Apply to a School or Liberal Arts 4+1 MA program (Select the 4+1 option, NOT the department specific option from the drop down list).
The School of Liberal Arts offers 2 interdisciplinary graduate certificate programs which can be taken in conjunction with and complement your graduate degree:
Mellon Graduate Program in Community Engaged Scholarship
Ryan McBride, graduate director