Diploma in Liberal Studies
Admissions

Diploma in Liberal Studies admissions process consists of a thorough application packet and an interview with the academic director. The following list provides an overview of the materials needed to apply for the DLS program:

  • A 3.5 GPA in successfully-concluded postgraduate degree work from the Rice MLS program; or a liberal art/liberal studies graduate degree program at an Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs (AGLSP) member institution, or other post-graduate degrees that are considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Completed admission application
  • Application fee ($85)
  • Current resume
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Proposal for DLS study
  • Writing samples
  • Admission interview

To access this information in a printable format, please download the DLS Application Instructions here.

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Offered for the first time in 2017, the Diploma in Liberal Studies (DLS) complements and extends the educational goals of the Master of Liberal Studies (MLS) program.

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Email: mls@rice.edu

 

Assistant Director
Kim Raptis
713-348-6118
kim.raptis@rice.edu

 

Director
Rebecca Sharp
713-348-4767
rksharp@rice.edu

PHYSICAL ADDRESS

Graduate Liberal Studies Program
Rice University
Anderson-Clarke Center
Third Floor
Houston, TX 77005

MAILING ADDRESS

Graduate Liberal Studies Program
Rice University
Mail Stop 550
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892

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