MALS at Dartmouth offers four distinctive academic concentrations within the degree. Students are encouraged to explore the classes and requirements for each concentration to determine which one best fits their interests and goals.

Creative Writing

The Creative Writing track gives students the opportunity to engage in non-fiction, fiction, personal essay, screenwriting, poetry and journalism projects.

Cultural Studies

The Cultural Studies track allows students to explore diverse fields such as gender studies, ethnic studies, media & performance studies, post-colonial studies and many other topics.

Globalization Studies

The Globalization Studies track provides students with the option of exploring government, war & peace, politics, public policy, sociology, and anthropology using a global lens.

General Liberal Studies

The Liberal Studies track is interdisciplinary in nature and allows students to engage in both directed and independent work on subjects that are not bound by the curricula of traditional disciplines.