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.
Please contact Dr. Garth Pittman with inquiries.