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2015-2016 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Liberal Arts


Michael K. Aakhus, M.F.A., Dean

Joan deJong, M.F.A., Assistant Dean

Michael D.Dixon, Ph.D., Assistant Dean

Karen H. Bonnell, Ph.D., Interim Director, Master of Arts in Communication

Charles A. Conaway, Ph.D., Director, Master of Arts in English

Vaughn A. Decoster, Ph.D., Director, Master of Social Work

Matthew J. Hanka, Ph.D., Director, Master of Public Administration

Betty Hart, Ph.D., Interim Director, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

The College of Liberal Arts offers students the opportunities, first, to develop the fundamentals of a liberal education upon which to base a lifetime of learning and, second, to concentrate in studies that form the foundation for professional pursuits. 

The College includes the departments of Art; Communications; English; History; World Languages and Cultures; Performing Arts; Philosophy; Political Science and Public Administration; Psychology; Social Work; Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Studies; and the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies. Through these departments and this center, the College offers more than 30 majors and emphases, a similar number of minors, and five Masters programs.  



Master of Arts in Communication



Master of Arts in English

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

Political Science and Public Administration


Master of Public Administration

Social Work


Dual Masters Degree Programs

Master of Social Work