Apply to the Master of Liberal Studies Program

Apply in 3 Simple Steps

Our streamlined application lets you put your best foot forward without the need for standardized graduate entrance exams.

  • Application

    A completed Application for Graduate Admission with a $50 non-refundable application fee. Credit card, check, or money order made payable to Rollins College.

  • Transcripts

    Official transcripts from the bachelor’s- or master’s-degree-granting college or university institution. An undergraduate GPA of 3.0+ is recommended. Official electronic transcripts may be sent to

  • Recommendation Letters

    Two letters of recommendation are required to be submitted via the online application process. Please identify professional and/or academic supporters who know you and can appraise your ability to pursue a graduate degree in this area.

Application Deadlines

Applications received after June 1 will continue to be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Priority Decision

Apply By

March 1

Regular Decision

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June 1

Spring Admission

Apply By

November 1

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Preparing for Your Application

  • Essay An essay of three to five pages discussing a book that you enjoyed reading, other than the Bible, and explain how that book has influenced your thinking. This essay should be typed and double-spaced submitted via a Word or PDF document through the online application.
  • Statement of Quality Briefly describe the qualities, life experiences, and special abilities that you could bring to the Master of Liberal Studies program.
  • Additional Questions You will be asked a series of questions about your academic honors, community activities, personal reading interests, completed courses, and personal interests.

Additional Requirements for International Students

We require all applicants whose first language is not English to adequately demonstrate English competency as part of the application process. Students may demonstrate competency by submitting scores from TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), IELTS (International English Language Testing System), or DET (Duolingo English Test). To indicate adequate proficiency, you must score 550 (PBT), 213 (CBT), 80 (IBT) on the (TOEFL), an overall band score of a 6.5 or higher on the (IELTS), or 120 or higher on the DET.

Any student who submits a foreign college/university transcript is responsible for having these transcripts sent through an evaluation service for translation. Josef Silny and Associates, Inc., WES, and SpanTran through their dedicated Rollins portal are the ones that Rollins uses for evaluation services.

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Questions About Applying?

The individualized attention you receive as a Rollins student begins long before you’re actually a student. Get answers to all your questions by connecting with our graduate admission counselors.

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