Master of Liberal Arts degree: Spring courses

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, though they will have to complete an application.

Open registration for spring 2020 courses closes on Jan. 12; please allow some time for your application to be processed. For more information about our spring course offerings, see the course schedule webpage.

The following on-campus course still has seats available:

  • AS. 450.640.01 – Nature and the American Imagination – Scheduled Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8:45 p.m., starting on Jan. 28. This course offers an interdisciplinary study of the American landscape and the role it has played in shaping American identity.

The following online courses currently have seats available:

AS.450.600.82 – MLA Core: Interdisciplinary Graduate Research Methods
AS.450.644.81 – U.S. Environmental History
AS.450.651.81 – Western Political Philosophy
AS.450.654.81 – "When the Lamps Went Out": WWI as History, Memory, and Commemoration
AS.450.678.81 – Religions of the Emerging World
AS.450.738.82 – MLA Core: Why Read the Classics?
AS.450.739.81 – Race and Jazz
AS.450.774.81 – Existentialism: Philosophy and Social Critique

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 about the program, visit the MLA website.

For additional information about these courses or the MLA Program, contact Dr. Laura DeSisto, the MLA Program director, at