The resources below offer a broad orientation to the Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) program, information about administrative aspects of the program and include forms you may need while you pursue your studies.
Virtual information session
During this information session, MLA Program Director Dr. Chris Pastore discusses the MLA program, its curriculum and what MLA graduates are doing with their degrees.
If you have a problem viewing this video, you can watch it on YouTube.
For guidelines on MLA degree requirements, structuring your individualized curriculum, capstone and policies, refer to the Master of Liberal Arts Student Handbook (PDF).
National Honor Society
The Penn MLA program chapter of the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs (AGLSP) National Honor Society was launched in fall 2018. We encourage students to explore membership in the National Honor Society by reviewing the eligibility guidelines and contacting the MLA Program Director, Christopher Pastore, PhD. Our Penn MLA students do outstanding work in their studies and we are pleased to have founded a chapter and extend the opportunity for membership to our graduates as another acknowledgment of their accomplishments.
MLA students at Penn are part of a vibrant intellectual community, with access to a wide range of academic and cultural resources, including:
- Lectures, readings and discussions at Kelly Writers House
- The Critical Writing Program
- The Reference Department at Van Pelt Library
- Learning Resources Center
As you continue your MLA studies, refer to the following forms as needed: