Interdisciplinary Studies: Degree Requirements
Credit Hour Requirements
The Interdisciplinary Studies MS/MA is a total of 33 credit
hours beyond the bachelor’s. All students in the program must choose two
concentrations on which to base their degree. Each concentration will require 9
hours for a total of 18 credit hours. For thesis option students the other
requirements are 6 hours of required courses, 6 hours of thesis, and one 3 hour
elective course. For the non-thesis option students will complete 9 hours of
required courses and 6 hours of elective courses.
Independent Learning Requirements
In both programs, students will complete an independent
learning component. For thesis-track students this will be the completion of
their thesis work. Resources and guidelines regarding the thesis writing
process can be found here.
For non-thesis students there is a choice between a written comprehensive exam
Both choices require the forming of a committee to provide guidance and
evaluation of the student’s work.