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Master of Science or Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, MSIS/MAIS

The Interdisciplinary Studies program with a concentration in Organization, Workforce, and Leadership Studies offers a Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (MSIS) or Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS).

The purpose of both degrees is to engage students in different disciplines to understand certain topics or problems. Each of the degree offerings have the same rules about course choice and requirements, so potential students may choose either based on the degree they would like to receive. Each degree is 39-hours and can be completed through a mixture of face-to-face, online, and hybrid classes.

The MSIS and MAIS degrees are individualized for each student, allowing them to enroll in courses from different disciplines based on career experience, needs, and goals.  Students often choose, but are not limited to the following disciplines: education, communication studies, social work, human resources, psychology, sociology, philosophy, criminal justice, and counseling.  In addition, students have the option to choose between a research track or a practicum track as their exit module. 

The Interdisciplinary Studies degree can also include coursework for additional certification programs so you can receive a degree and a certificate as you complete your degree. Popular certifications include: Professional Ethics, Certified Public Manager, Corporate Communications and Training. For more information please visit the Graduate College website.

(Please note that many certificate programs are not offered online and you must be admitted to a certificate program separately)

Degree Audit:

The following degree audits serve only as visual examples to the Interdisciplinary Studies degree. Students will create their personalized degree audit in the introductory course (CTE 5303) of their first semester. 

 

MSIS/MAIS MSIS/MAIS and Certificate
Entry Module
CTE 5303 - Interdisciplinary Studies in Occupational, Workforce, and Leadership Studies CTE 5303 - Interdisciplinary Studies in Occupational, Workforce, and Leadership Studies
CTE 5313 - Leadership and Professional Development CTE 5313 - Leadership and Professional Development
CTE 5324 -Human Performance in the Workplace PHIL 5322 - Professional Ethics
Academic Module
OCED 5360B - Critical Thinking in the Workplace PHIL 5301 - Applied Philosophy
OCED 5360E - Organization Development in the Workplace PHIL 5320 - History of Ethics
COMM 5319 - Organizational Communication PHIL 5323 - Environmental Ethics
SOWK 5309 - Human Behavior in Local and Global Social Environments SOWK 5309 - Human Behavior in Local and Global Social Environments
SOWK 5300C - School Social Work SOWK 5300C - School Social Work
PA 5310 - Public Finance Administration PA 5310- Public Finance Administration
PA 5311 - Introduction to Statistical Analysis PA 5311- Introduction to Statistical Analysis
Applied Learning Sequence
Interdisciplinary Research + Design, Do (Conduct), & Disseminate a Study or Practicum
OCED 5300 - Interdisciplinary Research Methods OCED 5300 - Interdisciplinary Research Methods
OCED 5301 - Applied Interdisciplinary Studies Research Part I OCED 5301 - Applied Interdisciplinary Studies Research Part I
OCED 5302 - Applied Interdisciplinary Research Part II OCED 5302 - Applied Interdisciplinary Research Part II

Admission Requirements:

Application

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Application Fee(s)

  • $55 nonrefundable application fee
    OR
  • $90 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials

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Transcripts & GPA

  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 2.75 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)

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GRE Scores

  • GRE not required

Documents

  • statement of purpose (one page)

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TOEFL, PTE, or IELTS Scores

Applicants are required to submit TOEFL, PTE, or IELTS scores that meet the minimum program requirements below unless they have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a country on our exempt countries list.

  • official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall and minimum individual module scores of
    • 19 listening
    • 19 reading
    • 19 speaking
    • 18 writing
  • official PTE scores required with a 52 overall
  • official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and
    • minimum individual module scores of 6.0

  This program does not offer admission if the scores above are not met.

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