Interdisciplinary Studies (M.S., M.A.)

The Interdisciplinary Studies degree allows you to design your own self-directed graduate degree targeted to your specific career and research interests.

You will tailor your own program from at least three different areas of studies from two or more academic departments to craft a multi-disciplinary program of study that will allow you to reach your education goals and further your career goals.

Program Highlights

  • Open to full-time or part-time students.
  • Special Studies students may be eligible for graduate assistantships.
  • Student initiated — students build their own program by reviewing established program and course descriptions, and requirements in the Graduate Catalog.
  • Draw on any discipline at the university — undergraduate programs with cross-listed 400/500 level courses can be included as long as graduate faculty are able to serve on a program committee.
  • Multiple options for completing your degree — thesis, starred paper, creative work, or portfolio with project/internship. 

Program Distinctions

  • St. Cloud State is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Graduate Director

Sean Pitzer

Popular Careers

  • Teacher
  • Historian
  • Artist
  • Communications management

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
Inside U.S.
Fall May 1 N/A N/A
Spring October 1 N/A N/A
Summer March 1 N/A N/A

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