MA in Interdisciplinary Studies
Create a customized master’s degree around your interests!
The master’s in interdisciplinary studies (MAIS) degree program provides an innovative and flexible approach designed for students who wish to pursue a distinctive educational experience by combining the study of two or more disciplines.
Customize a master’s degree from these areas of concentration:
Biomedicine science, leadership, and teaching
Health services administration
Nonprofit leadership and social entrepreneurship
Interdisciplinary Studies Program Highlights
- A 36-hour program that offers an individualized curriculum created by the student, overseen by a faculty advisor from university faculty appropriate to the course of study.
- Customize your curriculum from over 100 courses.
- Choose an advisor from our long list of outstanding faculty to shepherd you through your program. Learn more about our graduate school core values.
- Finish the degree in as little as 24 months, attending classes part time.
Move Across Disciplines and Propose Your Curriculum
Established on the principle that solving problems and producing knowledge in the 21st century often requires crossing disciplinary boundaries, the student is an active participant in proposing a curriculum that supports an individualized and scholastically rigorous academic goal while customizing coursework to their specific areas of interest.
Students may choose classes from the existing curriculum within our graduate programs, in an undergraduate course with a master’s-level syllabus, through the creation of new classes within a graduate program, or directed studies with faculty offering mentoring and training in an area of expertise.
Contact the Graduate Dean’s Office for More Info
For more info and to apply online contact Shirley Showalter, administrative assistant to the graduate dean, at 540-432-4026 or .