What is the Self-styled program?

While several concentrations have been established as predefined options in the Interdisciplinary Studies program, the possibilities are virtually endless if you seek a tailor-made plan that meets your career goals and aspirations. Under a self-styled plan, you can design a program using existing courses from almost any graduate area of the university to address your particular intellectual interest not met by any specific degree program.

How does it work?

The general requirements for a Self-styled program, as outlined under Admissions and Planning, include a 30-hour degree plan spanning 3 academic areas, with no more than 18 credit hours or fewer than 6 hours in any one area. Courses for credit must be approved by the Interdisciplinary Studies coordinator before you register each semester. Knowledge of at least one foreign language or an acceptable equivalent is required for the Master of Arts degree, but not for the Master of Science.

There are multiple non-thesis options for completion of the degree. The program coordinator and your three-member committee, composed of representatives from your three primary areas of study, will help you develop a degree plan that reflects your academic and career goals. The committee will also serve to evaluate the portfolio, or project, if you choose to complete the program with one of those options.

For further information about a Self-styled Interdisciplinary Studies option at UNT, please contact Interdisciplinary Studies Program Coordinator, Toulouse Graduate School, Eagle Student Services Center 354; 1155 Union Circle #305459, Denton, TX 76203-5017; or 940.565.4787.