Master of Interdisciplinary Studies
The Master of Interdisciplinary Studies (M.I.S.) program is designed to allow students flexibility to fashion a course of study that blends their interests, talents and experience in a body of work that demonstrates a broad knowledge base and command of methods of inquiry across multiple disciplines, an ability to critically analyze information and communicate effectively, and the capacity to apply learning to make informed decisions.
Students, under guidance of their faculty advisor, may choose graduate courses and seminars in a variety of disciplines within the schools of arts and letters and the sciences. The program culminates with a thesis or alternative project that will grow out of the information and methodologies acquired throughout the course work. In order to complete a thesis a student must carry out an extensive amount of research and analysis on an interdisciplinary topic with assistance of a faculty committee. Three thesis options are available: traditional, creative, and applied.
With a Masters in Interdisciplinary Studies students can pursue careers in a variety of fields. Alumni of this program are qualified to work in education, social services, and law. Graduates may also decide to continue their education in a Ph.D. program. The options are infinite when you pursue a Masters degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.
One of the best parts of the Interdisciplinary Studies program is the support and structure we provide at the same time that we allow you to design your own program. As a measure of how good we are at providing the infrastructure you need, the Interdisciplinary Studies program at IU Southeast was recently awarded Full Member status in the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs (AGLSP). The reviewer praised our program, stating that the "program is to be congratulated for its successful effort in making the program a model" of graduate interdisciplinary studies.
To learn more about AGLSP, visit the AGLSP website.