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Interdisciplinary Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies

The Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) program is based on an interdisciplinary approach that allows students the flexibility to develop their own unique program of study by taking courses from any of the institution’s graduate programs. The curriculum is structured to produce graduates who possess a diverse range of coursework appropriate to any career that demands a person highly skilled in analytical reading, critical listening, and high-level communication abilities.

Graduates will have the ability to:

  • Develop higher-order critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Develop advanced communication and team-building skills for professional and personal success
  • Enhance professional characteristics for success, including professional ethics
  • Design and pursue increasingly sophisticated practice-led research questions and projects necessary to sustain lifelong careers
  • Advance technical knowledge and skills across disciplines
  • Evaluate and improve processes, policies, and practices in your chosen field
  • Become stewards of best practices in chosen fields

Graduate-level course specialization could include General Business, Accounting, Career & Technical Education, General Education, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Human Resource Management, Leadership, Logistics Information Systems, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Management, and Religion.

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PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

UNV 500: Introduction to Research Methods for MAIS3 hrs
Program Planned Courses27 hrs
UNV 650: Capstone Seminar for MAIS3 hrs

Total Hours33 hrs

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Unconditional admission to the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program requires:

  • An earned bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education;
  • A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale;
  • Meet all requirements of any program from which the planned program courses are derived

The University reserves the right to determine the applicability of any transfer credit toward the fulfillment of a student’s degree requirements at Athens State.

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Dr. Debra Baird Info

Humanities and Social Sciences

Individualized Degree Program

Bachelor of Science