The MLA program runs student advising throught the graduate coordinator.  This method ensures year-level continuity as it accomodates specifc individual advising required of each graduate student.  

  •  Students are encouraged to email the grad coordinator to set up appointments.  Email is the official form of university communication. 
  • Students are encouraged to discuss academic plans with any MLA  faculty member but all decisions must be coordianted through the graduate coordinator.

MLA Curriculum Flow Chart

The first year of the MLA curriculum consists of 48 quarter units and is considered prepatory for first professional degree students.

The second and third years of the MLA Curriculum consists of 72 quarter units.


Students must take one track, Project or Thesis, to fulfill terminal requirement.


Cal Poly Pomona is converting to a semester calendar from our existing quarter calendar in the fall of 2018 academic year.  As a result, we have rebuilt our MLA program on a traditional 2 semester model.  The DRAFT curricular documents are provided below for reference only.  These documents are still subject to change.