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; 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.