Master of Arts in Liberal Arts Schedule

Take classes in the evenings, just in the summers, or online. The Graduate Institute schedule is flexible for all students, including those working full time.

Contact Graduate Admissions (gradadmissions(at)sjc.edu) for more information. You can also schedule an online conversation with program leadership or book a class observation.

Credit Hours and Schedule Options

Total number of classes needed to graduate = 12 classes (4 segments)

Total credit hours needed to graduate = 36 credit hours

Full Time

  • 3 classes per semester (9 credit hours)
  • Complete the program in 4 semesters
  • Can start any semester (fall, spring, summer)

Part Time

(Class schedule may vary so please discuss options with the Graduate Institute)

  • 1–2 classes per semester (3–6 credit hours)
  • Complete the program in 6–12 semesters
  • Can start in any semester (fall, spring, summer)

Available in Annapolis and Santa Fe in person and online

Annapolis Schedule

Segment Dates in Annapolis
  Spring Summer Fall
2021 TBD May 24–August 6 August 24–December 16
2022 January 10–May 13 May 30–August 12 TBD
In-Person Fall & Spring Schedule
Mon Tue Thu Fri
Tutorial:
5:15–6:30 p.m. ET
Seminar:
7:30–9:30 p.m. ET
Greek Preceptorial:
7:30–9:30 p.m. ET
Tutorial:
5:15–6:30 p.m. ET
Preceptorial:
7:30–9:30 p.m. ET
Greek Preceptorial:
7:30–9:30 p.m. ET
Lecture Series (optional):
8 p.m. ET

In-Person Summer 2021 Schedule

  • Preceptorial Session 1: May 31–June 18, 2021
  • Preceptorial Session 2: July 26–August 13, 2021
  • Seminar and Tutorial: June 21–July 23, 2021

See a detailed Summer 2021 Schedule for Annapolis

Low Residency Fall & Spring Schedule
Mon Wed Thu
Tutorial: 6:15–7:30 p.m. ET
Seminar: 8–10 p.m.  ET
Preceptorial: 8–10 p.m. ET Tutorial: 6:15–7:30 p.m. ET

Santa Fe Schedule

Segment Dates in Santa Fe
  Spring Summer FALL
2021 January 18–May 15 June 14–August 6 August 26–December 16
2022 January 17–May 19 June 13–August 5 August 25–December 15
In-Person Fall & Spring Schedule
  Mon Tue Wed Thu
5–6:15 p.m. Tutorial     Tutorial
7:30–9:30 p.m. Seminar♦
Preceptorial♦♦
    Seminar♦
Preceptorial♦♦

First 8 weeks of each term
♦♦ Second 8 weeks of each term

In-Person Summer Schedule
  Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. Tutorial Tutorial   Tutorial Tutorial
1:30–3:30 p.m.
Weeks 1, 3, 5
Seminar Preceptorial Seminar Preceptorial Seminar
1:30–3:30 p.m.
Weeks 2, 4, 6
Preceptorial Seminar Preceptorial Seminar Preceptorial
Low Residency Fall & Spring Schedule
Mon Wed Thu
Tutorial: 5:45–7 p.m. MT
Seminar: 8–10 p.m.  MT
Preceptorial: 6–8 p.m. MT Tutorial: 5:45–7 p.m. MT