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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. And it places you within easy reach of a master’s degree, to help you advance at a time when synergies among varied skillsets is in high demand.

Certificate Requirements

All of the requirements for the graduate certificate are also requirements for the master’s degree. Students who choose to continue would need to complete an additional M.I.S. seminar, 9 additional elective credit hours, and 6 credit hours of work on a thesis project. In total, completing the Master of Interdisciplinary Studies would require an additional 18 credit hours.

Required Courses

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 in the M.I.S. graduate certificate program takes place both during the admissions process, when the director schedules an initial conversation with the applicant upon receipt of the complete application, and continuously over the course of the program, as individual degree pathways evolve.

For more information, contact Dr. Sara Walsh, director of the M.I.S. program.

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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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