Online Liberal Arts PhD & Graduate Programs
The liberal arts cover a wide range of academic disciplines such as art, literature, theater, philosophy and language. Completing a PhD in Liberal Arts generally prepares you to become a university professor, but certain concentrations can lead you into nonacademic fields.
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Abilene Christian UniversityUndergraduate
Adams State UniversityUndergraduate
Alaska Pacific UniversityUndergraduate
Alcorn State UniversityUndergraduate
Alcorn State, MS
Alderson Broaddus UniversityUndergraduate
American International CollegeUndergraduate
American Jewish UniversityUndergraduate
Anna Maria CollegeUndergraduate
Anna Maria CollegeOnline
Appalachian State UniversityOnline
Appalachian State UniversityUndergraduate
Grand Rapids, MI
Arizona State UniversityOnline
Arizona State University--TempeUndergraduate
Arizona State University--WestUndergraduate
Armstrong State UniversityUndergraduate
Rock Island, IL
Sioux Falls, SD
Austin Peay State UniversityUndergraduate
Azusa Pacific UniversityUndergraduate
Ball State UniversityUndergraduate
Ball State UniversityOnline
Annandale on Hudson, NY
Bard College at Simon's RockUndergraduate
Great Barrington, MA
Miami Shores, FL
Bay Path UniversityUndergraduate
Bay Path UniversityOnline
Belmont Abbey CollegeUndergraduate
Bemidji State UniversityUndergraduate
Bemidji State UniversityOnline
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Earn Your Doctorate in Liberal Arts Online
Rather than training you to work in a specific profession, the liberal arts teach you how to think critically and introduce you to art, culture and history from across the world. If you are devoted to a particular art form or academic discipline, and know you want to focus your studies on it, then you should probably pursue the appropriate liberal arts specialty.
Liberal Arts Graduate Programs Lead to Many Different Jobs
The number of different occupations that fall under liberal arts are numerous, but all have the common thread of focusing on some aspect of art or the human condition. Certainly, not everyone who earns a liberal arts degree is an artist; with some talent and hard work, a PhD in Liberal Arts can lead you to a career in communications, design, entertainment, teaching and writing.
It's also good training for professions outside the traditional liberal arts. The skills acquired in a liberal arts education are sought after by many employers, including skills in written and oral communication, research, information management, human relations and critical thinking.
Job and Salary Outlook for Liberal Arts Degrees
While some still associate a liberal arts degree with the arts -- dancers and choreographers, writers and painters -- there are many occupations liberal studies can prepare you to do.
For example, public relation specialists, who made a median salary of $55,680 in 2014, are expected to experience 12% job growth by 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Art historians and museum curators are expected to see 11% growth and made a median salary of $51,280 in 2014, according to the BLS. And advertising and promotions managers, who made a median of $96,720 in 2014, are expected to see 12% growth, according to the BLS.