Learn more about our Diploma in Liberal Studies program.


The Diploma in Liberal Studies (DLS) complements and extends the educational goals of the Master of Liberal Studies (MLS) program. Exploring liberal arts at a highly integrated level is not always possible in a career-focused undergraduate curriculum.

As with MLS, the DLS program is tailored toward working adults, retirees and other non-traditional university students who wish to broaden their knowledge in fields they may not have studied in their earlier education. Courses are taught by distinguished Rice faculty and invited visiting faculty who maintain the high academic standards of Rice University.

Designed primarily for those who have completed the MLS degree – or other similar graduate liberal studies – the DLS option allows these graduates to maximize and enhance their academic investment.

RSVP with your preferred date and time. We will send you an email with exact location and parking information or instructions on how to join our online session closer to date. Please review our website for program information. We ask that attendees be adults only.

If you have any questions, please email mls@rice.edu.

To learn about the Diploma in Liberal Studies program, visit mls.rice.edu.