The Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (MSIS) is a degree plan tailored to your own skills and goals. It is a customized degree plan for mature students who have established their career objectives in business, industry, nonprofit agencies or government.
This unique hybrid program lets you take courses from four or more academic disciplines, giving you a variety of intellectual viewpoints. You can choose from courses in health administration, communication studies, psychology, technology, sociology, business or other academic disciplines along with occupational education and career and technology education.
Course schedules are flexible to accommodate the needs of working professionals, and many courses are offered in Round Rock or San Antonio, as well as online. The online option allows you to complete courses from home and study whenever and wherever it is convenient for you. Many classes are hybrid and students complete the work online and meet with the instructor three times. This format provides opportunity for personal and professional interaction.
Statement of Goals (STGL) Guide
Statement of Goals (STGL) is part of the application process. The STGL is one to two double spaced pages in a point paper or a detailed essay. Candidates should specifically include what they would expect to achieve by earning a Master’s degree through the Occupational Education program. Candidates describe their intended use of the Master’s Degree as it pertains to current and future professional goals. The STGL is a personal introspective statement that is written in terms of learning outcomes. Some students may research courses in the Graduate Catalog and describe which colleges and departments would meet their educational goals.
The Statement of Goals will aid Advisors in guiding students to select courses that will help them to achieve their learning objectives.
You will work with the graduate advisor and program chair to create a highly specialized and individualized plan directed toward your goals. The degree plan includes three modules totaling 39 credit hours:
You must take courses from at least three different academic colleges and four departments at Texas State. You may select up to 15 hours from one department and must have at least six hours from three other departments. In addition, the degree requires at least one course from four departments.
You must pass both written and oral examinations to receive your degree. Examinations include questions from selected professors that students must answer in writing during a set time period. Oral examinations are held following the grading of the written examination.
Areas of Concentration
You may select a number of areas of study. Below are some of the potential areas.
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