Liberal Studies & Education


The Master’s University provides one of the most extensive Christian College bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies. The program is designed to offer the student a broad, interdisciplinary program of study, the epitome of the liberal arts education. Two emphases are available to Liberal Studies majors: General and Teacher Education.


Tuition Information

Unlike private colleges throughout the country, the price of tuition at The Master’s University has not risen dramatically. In fact, our Liberal Studies courses are affordable without sacrificing excellence. A Christ-focused education is within reach of more students due our commitment to low tuition costs. Keeping course costs low is a top priority for our institution, so you never have to worry about breaking the bank on your path to success.


The cost of the Liberal Studies degree is itemized as follows:


12 to 18 units, per semester


Less than 12 units, per unit


More than 18 units, per unit


Summer or Winter Session, per unit


Audit, per unit


Transfer Information

If you have already completed some level of college education and would like to transfer to The Master’s University, we help make it happen. We determine which credits can transfer over to our Liberal Studies program by considering a number of factors. These include standing with a previous institution, GPA, number of credits transferred, course types and previous college accreditation. See more information about this topic at our Transfer Policy page.

Financial Aid

Students who are interested in the Liberal Studies program, but would like to receive financial aid have options through The Master’s University. Gift aid and self-help aid are available to those who require financial assistance. Students who receive gift aid are not required to repay any amount received. Examples of gift aid include scholarships and grants. Self-help aid can also help a student fund their education. This type of assistance is repaid through work-study programs, loans or certain other means. Learn more about this topic on our Financial Aid page.

Career Paths

Graduates with Liberal Arts degrees enjoy careers in a variety of fields:

  • Journalism
  • Public Relations
  • Business
  • Health Care
  • Human Resources
  • Banking


Liberal Studies - General Emphasis


Students enrolled in the Liberal Studies/General Emphasis major complete a total of 84 semester units distributed among the following four areas: English and Communication (18-24) Humanities and Fine Arts (18-24) Mathematics, Science & Computer (18-24) Social Science (18-24) In each of the above divisions, the student must complete at least 18 units and may count no more than 24 units toward the 84 unit requirement. At least 24 units must be at the upper division level. A maximum of 12 units of Bible and 6 units of music performance coursework may be counted in the Humanities/Fine Arts section of the major.


Liberal Studies - Teacher Education Emphasis


Students wanting to obtain a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential may enroll in the Liberal Studies/Teacher Education emphasis. It has been developed to meet the multiple-subject program requirements of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Requirements for this emphasis include specific general education courses as well as courses selected from various disciplines taught in the elementary classroom, and are listed here. Requirements include general education core courses and an advanced specialization.


Minimum Grade for Courses in Major


Students in the teacher education emphasis are required to earn a grade of C- or above in every course in LS curriculum. A student who earns below a C- must repeat the course.


Minimum Grade for Education Courses


Students in the teacher education emphasis are required to earn a grade of B- or better in every course taken in the Teacher Education Department, which has an ED prefix.