Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts - Bachelor's Degree

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine voted MCLA in the 100 best colleges that combine outstanding academics with an affordable cost for 2015. Ranked for four consecutive years as a Top Ten Public Liberal Arts College by U.S. News and World Report.

  • Average Tuition USD 30,773

School Description

As Massachusetts’ designated public liberal arts college, MCLA is committed to helping students develop the critical thinking and communication skills that employers seek in today’s complex global economy.

Bachelor Programs

  • 375 Church St, North Adams, MA 01247, United States

    Anthropology

    USD 18,508 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human beings, their antecedents and related primates, and their cultural behavior and institutions, in comparative perspective. Includes instruction in biological/physical anthropology, primatology, human paleontology and prehistoric archeology, hominid evolution, anthropological linguistics, ethnography, ethnology, ethnohistory, socio-cultural anthropology, psychological anthropology, research methods, and applications to areas such as medicine, forensic pathology, museum studies, and international affairs.

  • 375 Church St, North Adams, MA 01247, United States

    Biology

    USD 18,508 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

  • 375 Church St, North Adams, MA 01247, United States

    Business Administration

    USD 18,508 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

  • 375 Church St, North Adams, MA 01247, United States

    Chemistry

    USD 18,508 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

  • 375 Church St, North Adams, MA 01247, United States

    Communication

    USD 18,508 Tuition Fee

    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 09.0100 - 09.0199.

  • 375 Church St, North Adams, MA 01247, United States

    Computer Science

    USD 18,508 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

  • 375 Church St, North Adams, MA 01247, United States

    Education

    USD 18,508 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

  • 375 Church St, North Adams, MA 01247, United States

    English

    USD 18,508 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the structure and use of the English language and dialects, speech, writing, and various aspects of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking peoples.

  • 375 Church St, North Adams, MA 01247, United States

    Environmental Studies

    USD 18,508 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

  • 375 Church St, North Adams, MA 01247, United States

    Fine Arts

    USD 18,508 Tuition Fee

    Any instructional program in fine arts and art studies not listed above.

  • 375 Church St, North Adams, MA 01247, United States

    History

    USD 18,508 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

  • 375 Church St, North Adams, MA 01247, United States

    Mathematics

    USD 18,508 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • 375 Church St, North Adams, MA 01247, United States

    Performing Arts

    USD 18,508 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the creation and interpretation of works and performances that use auditory, kinesthetic, and visual phenomena to express ideas and emotions in various forms, subject to aesthetic criteria.

  • 375 Church St, North Adams, MA 01247, United States

    Philosophy

    USD 18,508 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

  • 375 Church St, North Adams, MA 01247, United States

    Physics

    USD 18,508 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.

  • 375 Church St, North Adams, MA 01247, United States

    Political Science

    USD 18,508 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

  • 375 Church St, North Adams, MA 01247, United States

    Psychology

    USD 18,508 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

  • 375 Church St, North Adams, MA 01247, United States

    Social Work

    USD 18,508 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the professional practice of social welfare administration and counseling, and that focus on the study of organized means of providing basic support services for vulnerable individuals and groups. Includes instruction in social welfare policy; case work planning; social counseling and intervention strategies; administrative procedures and regulations; and specific applications in areas such as child welfare and family services, probation, employment services, and disability counseling.

  • 375 Church St, North Adams, MA 01247, United States

    Sociology

    USD 18,508 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

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  • US News (Liberal Arts)
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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.80
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 79
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 7.00
  • Minimum incoming GMAT 420
  • Minimum SAT 1380
  • Minimum ACT 19

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          • Testimony
            1986-1990, Bachelor of Arts

            MCLA works to create a culture of learning based on regular life situations. It's not a big fancy school, the focus is on value in the learning activities so students can create value for themselves and their future employers.

          • Testimony
            1981-1983, Bachelor of Science

            Most of the Computer Science professors came from industry rather than from pure academia. Looked at some larger schools and felt I would be a number and never felt like a number here.

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            2001-2003, Bachelor of Arts

            It is a privilege and an honor to represent MCLA as an active member of the MCLA Alumni Board of Directors. The relationships I made on campus, I treasure today.