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A unique, customizable graduate program

As a Master of Interdisciplinary Studies student, you will work with your advisor to create a customized degree plan tailored to your specific interests and career goals. While the combinations of graduate courses have few limits, here are a few examples of what our students are interested in and what they have studied:

  • a student interested in social justice and advocacy: public administration, social work and counseling 
  • a student interested in campus life and wellness: kinesiology, student affairs and business
  • a student interested in working for a Texas state park: public history, environmental science and public administration.

Required coursework

The Master of Interdisciplinary Studies is available in a thesis or non-thesis option.

  • Students who choose the thesis option must complete 30 hours of graduate coursework, plus six hours of graduate research and writing.
  • Students who choose the non-thesis option must complete 36 hours of graduate coursework. Nonthesis students also must pass a comprehensive written or oral examination based on their areas of study.

Admission requirements

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

Category one: Students must have an undergraduate GPA 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 GPA requirement for category one admission may apply for category two admission, which requires the following:

  • an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.6
  • a GPA 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 M.I.S. program on a one-semester probationary basis. To remain in the program, students on probation must meet specific GPA 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 SFA’s Master of Interdisciplinary Studies program is right for them.

Master of Interdisciplinary Studies

As a student in the Master of Interdisciplinary Studies program, you’ll work closely with your graduate faculty advisor to select coursework and develop a degree plan that aligns with your personal, educational and career goals.

The Master of Interdisciplinary Studies is available in a thesis or non-thesis option:

  • Students who choose the thesis option must complete 30 hours of graduate coursework, plus six hours of graduate research and writing.
  • Students who choose the non-thesis option must complete 36 hours of coursework and pass a comprehensive written or oral examination based on their area(s) of study.

See the Graduate Bulletin for additional details, guidelines and requirements.

Contact

Division of Multidisciplinary Programs
936.468.6537
mdp@sfasu.edu

Ferguson Building
Room 273 AA

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6082, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

 

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