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Master of Interdisciplinary Studies – Cultural Heritage Concentration

Spend a semester in France

See the world. Earn a graduate degree. Prepare for a career focused on the preservation of history, environment and cultural practices. Graduate students who choose a cultural heritage and landscapes concentration spend a semester studying at the Université Jean Monnet while living at a UNESCO World Heritage Site in France. 

This unique program combines elements of public history and two other areas such as resource communication, public administration, hospitality, anthropology, geography or sociology.  

Required coursework

Students pursuing this 36-hour concentration must complete nine to 12 hours in public history, plus a combination of electives selected from approved areas of study. View a complete list of coursework. 

Admission requirements

Students interested in applying to the Master of Interdisciplinary Studies program must fall into one of the program’s two admission categories:

Category one: Students must have an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher in one of the disciplines to be included in their Master of Interdisciplinary Studies degree plan.  

Category two: Students who do not meet the grade point average required for category one admission may apply for category two admission, which requires the following:

  • An undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.6 
  • A grade point average of 2.8 in the last 60 credit hours of work in leading to a bachelor’s degree in one of the disciplines to be included in their Master of Interdisciplinary Studies degree plan
  • GRE scores of 155 or higher on the verbal and quantitative sections and a 3.0 or higher on the analytical writing section

Students who do not meet the requirements for category two admission may be admitted to the Master of Interdisciplinary Studies program on a one-semester probationary basis. To remain in the program, students on probation must meet specific grade point average and coursework requirements.

In addition to meeting the requirements for category one or two admission, all students interested in applying for the Master of Interdisciplinary Studies program must submit a 300- to 500-word statement that outlines their goals and objectives and explains why they feel that the SFA’s Master of Interdisciplinary Studies is right for them.

For more information on course offerings, please talk to your advisor.


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