University of Idaho
College of Graduate Studies
MA Interdisciplinary Studies;
MS Interdisciplinary Studies
The objective of the graduate Interdisciplinary Studies degree is to provide a student with the opportunity to design a specific program of study when the student’s needs or desires do not fall within an established graduate program. Students may choose between the Master of Arts and the Master of Science degree options.
1. A degree in interdisciplinary studies is not meant to be a watered-down master’s degree; it is a rigorous program that integrates two or more existing graduate programs.
2. The degree will read “Master of Arts” or “Master of Science” with a major in Interdisciplinary Studies; no other major will be recorded on the diploma or academic records. However, the transcript will show all courses taken while enrolled in the College of Graduate Studies.
3. In an Interdisciplinary program the student must be willing to take the initiative in bringing together the committee and to be responsible for making sure that all requirements are met and all procedures are followed.
4. If the student chooses the thesis option, he or she may use up to six credits of INTR 500 toward the degree.
5. Students in the Interdisciplinary Program must read the graduate section of the General Catalog and be sure they are complying with all the requirements of graduation.
6. Interdisciplinary students should consult frequently with their major professor, and should not hesitate to call or visit the College of Graduate Studies office they have questions or problems.
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