Students in the Master of Liberal Arts program combine graduate study with busy professional and personal lives. They come from all corners of the St. Louis area; they are diverse in age, background, and livelihood; but they share a joy of learning and a realization that their lives and careers can be enriched by the liberal arts.
"Shortly after moving to St. Louis, I was introduced to the M.L.A. program. It became the welcome wagon that helped me adjust to my new home city . . . and the ability to delve into a variety of disciplines has helped satisfy my need to explore interests not formally studied."
- Marlene Altman, self-employed, statistical research and polling
"I derive a sense of accomplishment from spending time in the company of great books, sharp classmates, and skilled teachers who clearly enjoy working with adults."
- Robert Senior, physician, Washington University School of Medicine
"There I was -- three kids, house, dog, station wagon -- and I thought, there must be more! There was more . . . a lot more. There were new ideas and new ways of looking back at old ideas, a celebration of thinking and questioning . . . and a feeling of community with students and faculty, and . . . a wonderful sense of me."
- Carol Cradock, homemaker