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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

A student may be granted clear admittance to the program with an overall undergraduate GPA of 2.6 and 2.8 for the last 60 hours of coursework. At the discretion of the division director, students who do not meet these criteria may be granted probationary admission to the program and must fulfill specific GPA and/or course requirements before the start of the next semester. 

Students applying for the MIS program must specify which three masters-level academic areas offered at SFA they intend to combine for their program. The MIS director cannot make an admissions decision without this information.


Division of Multidisciplinary Programs

Ferguson Building
Room 273

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