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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:
Environmental Sustainability combines the biological, engineering, and social sciences to provide a multi-faceted view of the...
Gerontology highlights the demand for specialized workers to engage with the unique needs of the elderly...
Globalization recognizes the need for individuals educated in a broader understanding of global politics, education, economics,...
An opportunity to critique the advertising, literature, and communications trends of today.
Providing students the skills to more efficiently direct operations by understanding the human resource, communication, and...
Allows students to define their interest area within a broad range of topics and equips them...
Workplace Equality combines the social science and business fields to allow for a social critique of...
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