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Interdisciplinary Studies: Degree Requirements

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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 or capstone project . Both choices require the forming of a committee to provide guidance and evaluation of the student’s work.


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