Master in Interdisciplinary Studies (MIIS)
The Master in Interdisciplinary Studies (MIIS) program is founded on the belief that many current and future issues of life, health, identity, relationship, technology, belief systems, political vision, environmental wealth, cultural complexity, and the nature and acquisition of knowledge are most fruitfully explored through interdisciplinary approaches. Our mission is to serve graduate students who want to develop new perspectives on human values and questions of social importance, who want to develop new habits of thinking, and who want to advance their analytical and communication skills.
The interdisciplinary program allows a person to pick a major area of concentration (16-28 credits) and then one or more support areas (12 - 16 credits). There are also core requirements of 8 credits (Introduction to Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies CAS 520, Applications in Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies CAS 521 and Research and Assessment in Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies CAS 522), a comprehensive exam and a final project or thesis. The program totals 48 credits (on the quarter system) with most full-time students taking 9-12 credits/term.
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International Student Requirements:
Students whose first language is not English are required to take the TOEFL exam or other appropriate test of proficiency. SOU requires a minimum internet score of 76 or a CBT (computer based testing) score of 207.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 360 USD
In State Tuition (per year): 9720 USD
Out State Tuition (per year): 12150 USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Midsize Suburb
Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999