The Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies is for students who wish to design
their own degree by taking courses in several disciplines.
Why Interdisciplinary Studies
This degree allows students to choose their own subjects and build their own pathway
by choosing courses which make sense to them. Students select a theme which crosses
over disciplinary boundaries in literature, art and history or science and mathematics.
This multidisciplinary approach provides educational opportunities leading to a variety
Courses are not specified for the degree, but must be selected from no fewer than
two separate fields; the advisory committee can assist in selecting appropriate courses.
Up to nine graduate hours can be transferred from a regionally accredited graduate
program with consent of the advisory committee. The student chooses among the following
master's degree plans:
a 30-hour plan, including a six-hour research thesis;
a 32-hour plan, non-thesis. May include a culminating experience (e.g., internship,
practicum, comprehensive exam, portfolio, or capstone project); may include a final
report with no more than three hours of research.