Master of Arts: Interdisciplinary Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies is a 33-credit-hour master of arts program of study with a diverse mix of courses, from methodological seminars to thematic courses, independent studies to internships. The nine-credit hours of foundational courses lead to a self-designed curriculum focused on a particular theme, problem, or mode of inquiry.

Students will construct an innovative curriculum that crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries, often to answer a specific question or to address a theme of interest to the student.

Niagara University’s master of arts in interdisciplinary studies program is well suited for two groups of prospective graduate students:

  1. Mid-career professionals seeking to improve their credentials or to engage a particular topic of study relevant to their profession;
  2. Individuals working in the nonprofit sector who seek to develop their management skills and initiate a project addressing a pressing social or economic issue.
Mission and Goals:  The master of arts in interdisciplinary studies  degree offers students an opportunity to integrate a variety of methodological perspectives and modes of inquiry under a single degree program and course of study. By combining these approaches, students construct an innovative curriculum that crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries, often to answer a specific question or to address a theme of interest to the individual student. The M.A.-I.S. builds upon Niagara University’s established graduate programs in the College of Education, the College of Business Administration, College of Hospitality and Tourism, and the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as the diverse offerings of other departments across the university. Graduates will gain an in-depth understanding of graduate-level research and current trends in interdisciplinary scholarship, as well as preparation for advancement in their chosen career field.

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