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Welcome to MCLA

In nearly every way possible, MCLA is designed to elevate you as an individual, a leader, and a communicator, fully empowered to make your impression on the world. With 80+ academic programs, there’s something for everyone. Find out more or schedule a visit now.

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Registration for Summer Courses is Open March 2

Classes held in North Adams, Pittsfield and online over three summer sessions. Students from ANY college—or high school students who want to jumpstart their college career—can take MCLA classes at a low rate. More than 50 online classes to choose from and over 80 classes in total. Summer sessions run from May 26-July 2, June 22-July 31, and July 6-August 14.

2020 US News & world report. National top ten public liberal arts college

MCLA Ranked a 2020 Top Ten College by U.S. News and World Report

For the second consecutive year, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has been ranked a Top Ten College by U.S. News and World Report. MCLA ranks as No. 7 on the organization’s list of top public colleges and also appears on U.S. News’ list of Top National Liberal Arts colleges.

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Information for Transfer Students

We’re committed to making the transfer process simple and seamless, whether you’ve earned your associate’s degree at a community college or have simply decided to change your plans and attend a new institution. We enroll close to 300 transfers annually. Find out more here.

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Graduate and Continuing Education

Earn your Master of Business Administration or Master of Education at MCLA—or complete your degree in a supportive cohort model. Or level up as an educator with Leadership Academy. Or pursue one of our new certificate programs in accounting or network security.


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