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Graduate Certificate in Interdisciplinary Studies

Are you a college graduate seeking an advanced certificate you can tailor to your own personal or professional needs?

Our graduate certificate in interdisciplinary studies delivers a unique mix of substance and flexibility to help you attain your goals. Valuable on its own or as a stepping stone to a master’s degree, this certificate can help you advance at a time when synergies among varied skill-sets is in high demand.

REQUIRED COURSES

The graduate certificate in interdisciplinary studies is a 16-credit-hour program with required courses and electives.

Required Course (4 credit hours)
DEPT./COURSE# TITLE CREDIT HOURS
IDIS-D 510 Introduction to Graduate Liberal Studies 4
MIS Seminars (6 credit hours)*
DEPT./COURSE# TITLE CREDIT HOURS
IDIS-D 501 Humanities Seminar 3
IDIS-D 502 Social Sciences Seminar 3
IDIS-D 503 Natural Sciences Seminar 3

*Students are required to take a minimum of six (6) hours of graduate seminars. You must take at least one (1) seminar in two different area: arts and letters, natural sciences or social sciences.

Electives (6 credit hours)**

**To complete the graduate certificate, students will choose 6 credit hours of graduate level courses in a single field of study. You may choose from among courses offered by the Schools of Arts and Letters, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences as well as from those offered by the professional schools: Business, Education, and Nursing.

Advising

Advising for graduate certificates takes place both during the admissions process, when the program director schedules an initial conversation with the applicant upon receipt of the complete application, and continuously over the course of the program.

For more information, contact:

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Sara M. Walsh Ph.D.

Director, Master of Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Associate Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice

Crestview Hall 123
Phone: (812) 941-2296
smwalsh@indiana.edu

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