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Welcome to MCLA

MCLA is a liberal arts college in the beautiful Berkshires with a supportive, inclusive community, 80+ academic programs, hundreds of internship options, and hundreds of ways for you to shine. Find out more and schedule a visit now.

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Southern Vermont College Transfer Students

We at MCLA are saddened to hear of Southern Vermont College's closure. As SVC's preferred teach-out partner, MCLA is here to help and will allow all SVC students who are currently enrolled--or who were accepted to SVC for the fall 2019 semester--to transfer to MCLA. Visit mcla.edu/svc for more information. ...Read More

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MCLA Named Top Four-Year Public College in MA for Gender Equality

A report from the Eos Foundation examining gender equality in Massachusetts colleges and universities has identified Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) as the top four-year public institution among only a small handful of schools to achieve gender equality.
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MCLA Announces New Certificate Programs in Accounting and Network Security

Bringing new programs to the Berkshires and our new location in Pittsfield, two new certificate programs in accounting and network security will be available this fall. Classes for these 21-credit programs will be held at MCLA-Pittsfield, 66 Allen Street.
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Four Ways to Look at Food Systems

Professors Anne Goodwin, Anna Jaysane-Darr, Nicole Porther, and Elena Traister—all in different academic disciplines at MCLA—are working with their classes and the Growing Healthy Garden Program to look at access to food in North Adams and on campus. The opportunity allowed four classes at MCLA to explore food insecurity issues, from local anthropological research to offering nutrition information. ... Read More


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