The Master of Interdisciplinary Studies (M.I.S.) provides an opportunity for students to build a graduate degree from three disciplines, resulting in a unique interdisciplinary experience. This 30-credit degree allows students to develop an individualized program of study, tailored to students’ personal passions and career objectives. Students will enjoy the flexibility of online and/or face-to-face courses, taught by highly qualified faculty.
To build the individualized 30-credit M.I.S. program of study, students complete a three-credit introductory course, a 3-credit capstone, two 9-credit learning blocks, and one 6-credit learning block from the following programs of study:
- Arts Administration
- Brain-Based Learning
- Business Administration
- Contemporary Animal Services Leadership*
- Contemporary Animal Services Leadership - ELC Graduates
- Corporate Online Training
- Cybersecurity & Information Assurance
- Leadership Studies
- General Studies
- Music Technology
- Non-Profit Management
- Online Teaching
- Professional Communication
- Public Administration
- School Library (endorsement available)*
- Social Media & Public Relations
- Special Education (no endorsement)
- Systems Quality Leadership & Management
- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (no endorsement)
* Students may complete a total of 18 credits within these learning blocks.
M.I.S. students will complete their program with a 3-credit capstone (INDS 6900 - MIS Capstone Project ), 3-credit internship (INDS 6890 - Interdisciplinary Internship ), or 3-credit thesis (INDS 6910 - MIS Capstone Thesis ), which provides students the opportunity to show they have achieved mastery of the course competencies in the academic areas and they are able to synthesize these competencies into a meaningful whole. If the capstone project cannot be completed within one semester, students must be continuously enrolled in INDS 6901 - MIS Capstone Continuation until completion.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Learners will be able to effectively communicate and present ideas with clarity and persuasive force.
- Learners will explore and apply various concepts of scholarly research.
- Learners will develop and demonstrate scholarly writing skills corresponding to graduate level.
- 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 for details.