The Interdisciplinary Studies program offers you a high degree of flexibility in designing a program of study that cuts across disciplinary boundaries. Applicants to the master’s program can adopt one of two approaches—either a self-styled plan or a recognized concentration.
Under a self-styled plan, you can design a program using existing courses from almost any graduate area of the university to address a particular intellectual interest not met by any specific degree program available. You should contact the general Interdisciplinary Studies coordinator in the Graduate School if you would like to pursue a self-styled plan.
The recognized concentrations provide plans that are built around predefined interdisciplinary themes and may offer you more initial structure regarding coursework when compared to the self-styled approach.
Primary concentration - 12 to 18 hours
Second concentration - at least 6 hours
Third concentration - 6 hours of Interdisciplinary Courses (INSD 5110 & INSD 5940)
Two additional disciplines - at least 6 hours each
You will complete your degree with the INSD capstone course.
For more information about degree completion options, please see Resources.