Admission Essay - Liberal Studies, M.A.

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In 3-4 double-spaced pages (750-1000 words), please address the reasons you believe that you are an ideal candidate for SUNY Old Westbury’s MALS degree.

To frame your answer, consider the following questions:

  1. Why are you interested in pursuing graduate study in an interdisciplinary, liberal arts program like Old Westbury’s MALS degree?
  2. How might the flexibility of SUNY Old Westbury’s MALS program allow you to further your personal and/or professional goals?
  3. What abilities, qualities and life experiences will you bring to the program?
  4. What experiences have contributed to your intellectual growth (ie., exposure to authors, artists, ideas or other learning opportunities), beyond your undergraduate studies?