Jun 06, 2023  
2021-2022 General Catalog 

Interdisciplinary Studies Program

Person IconProgram Coordinator
Grant Corser – BC 306B – (435) 586-7899
Advisor IconStudent Success Advisors
Person IconGraduate Program Director
Cynthia Kimball Davis – ST 166J – (435) 586-7850
Website IconMIS Website
Person IconInterdisciplinary Specialist
Whitney Mendoza – BC 306 – (435) 586-7852

Graduate Admission and Graduation Information

Admissions Requirements

For a student to gain admittance into the MIS degree, they must:

  • Be successfully admitted to the Graduate School at SUU based on University standards in Policy 6.61;
  • Provide transcripts showing a baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited university;
  • Submit a résumé; and
  • Submit a Letter of Intent that addresses the following:
    1. Why have you chosen the MIS degree?
    2. How do you plan to use your MIS degree professionally once you graduate?
    3. If your GPA is below 3.0, what have you done to advance your skill set?

All students who have been accepted into the Master of Interdisciplinary Studies degree program at SUU are expected to make adequate academic progress towards graduation. This means:

  1. A student with active status in the program must be continuously enrolled for a minimum of one (1) credit hour during each semester of each academic year they are in the program. This policy may be adjusted (with department chair approval) to accommodate particular circumstances;
  2. A student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to maintain active status in the degree program. If the cumulative GPA falls below this point, the student loses their standing in the program and must reapply for admission;
  3. As per SUU policy, a student may retake a course to receive a better grade, but the last grade received is the grade reflected on the transcript;
  4. Students have a maximum of six (6) years from the date of initial enrollment to complete the degree; and
  5. Students are expected to meet with the program advisor during the enrollment period preceding each new semester. It is important that students meet with an advisor prior to registration for each new semester.

For more information about SUU’s graduate policies, click here.

Graduate Graduation Requirements

  • All courses must be passed with a “B-” (2.7) or better to be counted in the program.
  • Students must earn a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 to graduate. Students who fail to maintain a 3.0 GPA average may be dismissed from the program.
  • Graduate courses cannot be repeated more than once.
  • Graduate students must complete their program within six (6) years of matriculation.
  • Students may transfer up to 12 graduate credits from a regionally accredited master’s program. See program advisor/director for details.


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