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 references who will be asked to provide a letter of recommendation
- Personal statement
- Proposal for DLS study
- Writing samples
Once you submit your application, you will be invited for an admissions interview. To access this information in a printable format, please download the DLS Application Instructions here.
The Diploma in Liberal Studies Program admits students for the Fall admission cycle only. The application deadline is May 15.