Master of Liberal Arts degree: Fall courses available

Recently ranked as the Best Online Master of Liberal Arts Program in the country by, the MLA program accepts applications for the MLA degree on a rolling basis. The program consists of 10 courses that may be completed on campus and online. For more information, visit the program's website.

MLA courses are eligible for tuition remission for JHU employees, and they are also available to full-time Homewood graduate students via an interdivisional course request through their home school. Non-degree-seeking students are welcome to enroll.

Registration for fall 2018 courses closes on Aug. 26, but please allow some time for your application to be processed. For more information about our fall courses, including course descriptions, tuition, and fees, visit the Advanced Academic Programs course schedule.

The following on-campus courses still have seats available:

  • AS.450.758.01 American Literature and the Archive; meets Monday evenings

  • AS.450.761.01 Documenting Baltimore Through the Photographic Image; meets Saturdays, Sept. 8, 15, 29; Oct. 6, 20, 27; Nov.10, 17; Dec. 1.

  • AS.450.767.01 The American Civil War and Reconstruction; meets Saturdays, Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29; Oct. 6, 13, 20, and 27.

The following online courses still have seats available:

  • 450.654 – "When the Lamps Went Out": WWI as History, Memory and Commemoration
  • 450.673 – Monstrosity & Metamorphosis: Imagining Animals in Early Art and Literature
  • 450.700 – "The Souls of Black Folk": Evolving Conceptions of Leadership in African American Literature and Culture
  • 450.739 – Race and Jazz
  • 450.746 – Deep Ecology: Environmental Ethic
  • 450.748 – The Black Politics of Michael Jackson
  • 450.762 – America's Cultural Diversity: The History of Race and Ethnicity in the United States

For additional information about these courses or the MLA program, contact Laura DeSisto, the MLA program director, at