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The College at Brockport offers the ability to complete the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) program fully online.

While this entails no changes to the application/ admission processes, financial aid or graduation requirements, it is specially designed to meet the increasing demands for flexible and student-centered course offerings, leverage experiential learning, increase student engagement and to facilitate on-time degree completion. Below are answers to frequently asked questions

Is the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) program available in online format?

Yes. The entire degree program (all required and elective courses) can be completed by taking courses in the distance learning (i.e. online) format. However, if you prefer, you can take elective courses in the traditional face-to-face classroom format.

Is there a separate application and process to apply for the online MALS degree?

No. The same online application and process is used for the face-to-face (F2F) MALS degree and the online degree.

Is there a different set of admission, financial aid and graduation requirements for online MALS degree?

No. The admission, financial aid and graduation requirements are identical to that of F2F education at Brockport.

What is the difference between online and F2F MALS at Brockport?

The difference is in the medium through which the courses are delivered. The courses are offered through SUNY Learning Network (SLN) via ANGEL, the Online Learning Management System Software.

Do I need to buy lot of hardware and software to take online courses?

Not at all. You are given access to these technologies without any additional cost. The only technology requirement is the availability of an Internet-enabled hand-held device, laptop or desktop computer.

Access to these technologies is one thing; but how do I learn to use these technologies?

The College provides training both in-person and online to all those who need help in using these educational technologies. If you think you need a formal introduction, please contact the campus IT services.

How do I find the online courses that Brockport offers?

Our online "course schedule" is available at Choose "Course Schedule" from the Quick Links menu at the top of the page; or, select "Course Schedule" from the links at the bottom of the page.

You mentioned SUNY Learning Network (SLN). How do I find all the courses offered through SLN?

Visit the SUNY Learning Network (SLN) and choose the filters available on the left navigation to get to courses based on your interest, such as semester, discipline, campus, level (graduate/undergraduate), etc.

Contact Us

For Program Advisement

Dr Kulathur Rajasethupathy
Professor and Director of MALS

The College at Brockport
350 New Campus Drive
Brockport, NY 14420

(585) 395-5760

For Application and Admissions Procedures

The Center for Graduate Studies
The College at Brockport
350 News Campus Drive
Brockport, NY 14420

(585) 395-2525

Last Updated 12/20/18

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