Skip to Content

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

The Interdisciplinary Studies program with a concentration in Occupational, 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 - 9 Credit hours
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 - 21 Credit hours
OCED 5360B - Critical Thinking in the Workplace PHIL 5301 - Applied Philosophy
OCED 5360E - Organization Development in the Workplace OCED 5360B - Critical Thinking in the Workplace
COMM 5319 - Organizational Communication COMM 5319 - Organizational Communication
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 Fincance Administration
PA 5311 - Introduction to Statistical Analysis PA 5311- Introduction to Statistical Analysis
Exit Module(Research or Practicum Track) - 9 Credit hours
Research Track
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 5202 - Applied Interdisciplinary Research Part II OCED 5202 - Applied Interdisciplinary Research Part II
Practicum Track
CTE 5330 - Overview of Interdisciplinary Interdisciplinary Studies CTE 5330 - Overview of Interdisciplinary Interdisciplinary Studies
OCED 5303 - Reflective and Experiential Learning Techniques OCED 5303 - Reflective and Experiential Learning Techniques
OCED 5304 - Professional Practicum OCED 5304 - Professional Practicum

Admission Requirements:

Apply Texas Application

  • Complete and submit application through Apply Texas.
  • Please make sure you apply for the correct program and term.

Application Fee

  • $40 nonrefundable application fee
  • $50 nonrefundable fee for applications with international credentials 
  • Effective Fall 2019:
    • $55 nonrefundable fee
    • $90 nonrefundable fee for applications with international credentials

Activate NetID


Transcripts

  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • A copy of an official transcript form each institution where course credit was granted
  • Please submit transcripts through GADU

GRE Scores

  • Official GRE not required unless the last-60-hours GPA is under 2.75
  • If GPA is under 2.75, please submit GRE (general test only) scores with competitive scores in verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning sections and attend a personal interview to be considered for admission
  • Please submit GRE scores through GADU

Statement of Purpose

  • A one-page statement of purpose outlining future direction
  • Please submit statement of purpose through GADU

Please review important information about each requirement before submitting. 

For more information on admission requirements please visit the Graduate College website.