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
Abilene, TX

Adams State UniversityUndergraduate
Alamosa, CO

Alaska Pacific UniversityUndergraduate
Anchorage, AK

Albion CollegeUndergraduate
Albion, MI

Alcorn State UniversityUndergraduate
Alcorn State, MS

Alderson Broaddus UniversityUndergraduate
Philippi, WV

Alfred UniversityUndergraduate
Alfred, NY

Alma CollegeUndergraduate
Alma, MI

Alvernia UniversityUndergraduate
Reading, PA

Alverno CollegeUndergraduate
Milwaukee, WI

American International CollegeUndergraduate
Springfield, MA

American Jewish UniversityUndergraduate
Bel-Air, CA

American UniversityUndergraduate
Washington, DC

Anna Maria CollegeUndergraduate
Paxton, MA

Anna Maria CollegeOnline

Appalachian State UniversityOnline

Appalachian State UniversityUndergraduate
Boone, NC

Aquinas CollegeUndergraduate
Grand Rapids, MI

Arcadia UniversityUndergraduate
Glenside, PA

Arizona State UniversityOnline

Arizona State University--TempeUndergraduate
Tempe, AZ

Arizona State University--WestUndergraduate
Phoenix, AZ

Armstrong State UniversityUndergraduate
Savannah, GA

Auburn University--MontgomeryUndergraduate
Montgomery, AL

Augsburg CollegeUndergraduate
Minneapolis, MN

Augustana CollegeUndergraduate
Rock Island, IL

Augustana CollegeUndergraduate
Sioux Falls, SD

Aurora UniversityUndergraduate
Aurora, IL

Austin Peay State UniversityUndergraduate
Clarksville, TN

Averett UniversityUndergraduate
Danville, VA

Azusa Pacific UniversityUndergraduate
Azusa, CA

Ball State UniversityUndergraduate
Muncie, IN

Ball State UniversityOnline

Bard CollegeUndergraduate
Annandale on Hudson, NY

Bard College at Simon's RockUndergraduate
Great Barrington, MA

Barry UniversityUndergraduate
Miami Shores, FL

Barton CollegeUndergraduate
Wilson, NC

Bay Path UniversityUndergraduate
Longmeadow, MA

Bay Path UniversityOnline

Beacon CollegeUndergraduate
Leesburg, FL

Becker CollegeUndergraduate
Worcester, MA

Bellarmine UniversityUndergraduate
Louisville, KY

Bellevue UniversityUndergraduate
Bellevue, NE

Bellevue UniversityOnline

Belmont Abbey CollegeUndergraduate
Belmont, NC

Belmont UniversityUndergraduate
Nashville, TN

Bemidji State UniversityUndergraduate
Bemidji, MN

Bemidji State UniversityOnline

Benedictine CollegeUndergraduate
Atchison, KS

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.