The Advanced Data Analytics concentration meets the challenge of turning data into action by providing students with the opportunity to enter a rapidly expanding job market.

This program prepares you for various employment opportunities, such as data analyst, operations research analyst, quantitative marketing specialist, statistician and more.

A concentration in Computational Linguistics brings together coursework in linguistics and computer science to develop two different skill sets in students.

The Digital Social Science concentration will enable students to take data for analysis of today's modern social trends in a digital age to better help connect our environments.

The concentration in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) instills a sound understanding of the intersection of geospatial data management, analysis, research, and visualization and mapping. Students who complete this concentration will acquire and sharpen their skills in fundamental GIS concepts, applications, analysis, and programming.

The health care industry generates and stores massive amounts of data that must be managed and analyzed for decision making. This concentration prepares graduates to assume leadership roles in the emerging discipline.

The humanities concentration provides students with the capacity to integrate a number of different disciplines within the study of humanities through an tailored degree unique to the student's goals.

This Instructional Systems Design (ISD) concentration provides students with the tools to enhance the process and theories of learning by creating instructions that help their target audiences to become experts.

This concentration provides students with written, visual and technical competencies required for successful communication in modern online and information-oriented environments.

Under a self-styled plan, you can design a program by combining existing courses from almost any graduate area of the university to address your particular intellectual interest.

The Workforce Leadership and Development concentration emphasizes skill in leadership, project management, organizational design, and entrepreneurship to help students build upon their workplace-related abilities.


  • Are all my concentration courses completely online?

    While the Interdisciplinary Studies program does offer a diverse range of courses that span both online and on-campus, not all advanced or supporting courses will be accessible for online learning. However, by consulting with your academic advisor we can provide you with options to tailor your academic experience to your personal circumstances and learning style.

  • Upon graduation, what will it say on my diploma?

    For either option — self-styled or recognized concentration — the degree awarded upon completion of the program is a Master of Arts or a Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. If you select a recognized concentration, the names of existing official concentrations will also be printed on your diploma.

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