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The Interdisciplinary Studies MA/MS program offers students the opportunity to design their own degree by selecting two concentration areas from any department at UCF. While the College of Graduate Studies offers over 200 graduate degree programs, some students may have unique interests or require tailored training for a desired career. The Interdisciplinary Master’s program allows students the flexibility to define their educational experience by choosing the content and way in which they complete the degree. The program can be completed either full-time or part-time and participating departments offer a variety of course schedules including day and night courses.

For the Interdisciplinary Master’s students can choose either a Master of Arts for disciplines generally associated with an MA (e.g. Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences) or the Master of Science that is generally associated with areas such as Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and Engineering. Additionally, students in either program can elect a thesis or non-thesis option depending on their future goals. For students who may pursue a research-oriented career or desire to continue on to a PhD program the thesis option offers the opportunity to hone and showcase the skills necessary for those routes. Conversely, if a student is looking for a more applied experience and completing the degree for personal interest or a non-research career, the non-thesis option could be ideal. Students who choose the non-thesis option complete either a capstone project or comprehensive exam that addresses both concentrations in their degree.

The benefit of the Interdisciplinary degree is that applicants can take advantage of the diversity of courses offered on campus and combine them in ways that meet changing workforce and societal demands. The Interdisciplinary nature of the degree allows for it to be responsive to personal and societal needs. While students may choose any discipline combination for their degree, some suggested concentrations that fit current needs are given below. 

For more information, see the Graduate Catalog:


The University of Central Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s, specialist, and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Central Florida.

Please note the commission's expectation that contact occur only if there is evidence to support significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. For other information about UCF’s SACSCOC accreditation, please contact the university's SACSCOC liaison in UCF's Office of Academic Affairs.

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