Wayne State College
A Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies

Master's in Interdisciplinary Studies (M.A. or M.S.)

Design your own graduate program. Earn your master's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in as little as two years. Master of Arts or Master of Science available. No entrance exam required.

Master's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies

Are you looking to broaden your skillset? If so, the Interdisciplinary Studies master's degree is for you. Use your creativity to design a custom program from two or more disciplines and earn your M.A. or M.S. degree. By thinking outside the academic box, you’ll acquire diverse skills that can be applied to a rapidly changing 21st century.

How the Interdisciplinary Studies Master's Program Works

The proposed program of study shall be composed of at least 30 credit hours. The program must include a minimum of 15 credit hours in a primary area of study, with the remainder of the credits in one or more areas. All graduate courses are eligible for inclusion in a program, assuming prerequisites are met. Interdisciplinary Studies students will develop a program proposal with an academic advisor which will be reviewed by the appropriate offices. Students will follow that program of study to earn their graduate degree.

Program Fast Facts

Degrees offered: Master of Arts (M.A.) or Master of Science (M.S.) in Interdisciplinary Studies

Delivery method: Courses may be face-to-face or online, depending on the program of study you build

Credit hours required: 30
A minimum of 15 credit hours must be in your primary area of study

Cost per credit (2023-24 Tuition):
On-campus courses: $240 - $480
Online courses: $370 - $392

Costs vary based on residency and programs of study

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Earn your master's in Interdisciplinary Studies in as little as two years. Need more time? That's okay, too. Our program is flexible and can be extended up to 10 years.

Next start dates:

Jan. 8, 2024

16 weeks, spring term
Registration opens Nov. 6, 2023.

May 13, 2024

3, 8, and 13-week sessions
Registration opens March 25, 2024.

June 3, 2024

3, 8, and 13-week sessions
Registration opens Mar. 25, 2024.

July 8, 2024

5-week sessions
Registration opens Mar. 25, 2024.

Admissions Requirements

  • One official set of transcripts from the undergraduate institution conferring the baccalaureate degree must be sent directly to the WSC Admissions Office.
  • Students must present an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher on a 4.00 scale for regular admission.
  • Students may be required to take certain undergraduate courses if their undergraduate preparation is determined to be deficient by the advisor or department chairperson.
  • If the student does not meet all of the above requirements, the student may be provisionally admitted. This process may include, but is not limited to, an interview, letters of recommendation, a standardized test, or a personal statement.

Recognized for excellence

Wayne State College is continually recognized for our high-quality programs, affordable cost, and successful graduate outcomes.

Cheapest Online College and University - Intelligent.com

No. 1 in Nebraska; No. 11 in the U.S.

Most Affordable Online School, 2023


Most Affordable Online Master's Degree 2021

No. 3 in the U.S.

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Most Affordable College 2020

No. 5 in the U.S.

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For questions about the program, please contact:

Lauren Rastede
Program Advisor, Assistant to the Dean
School of Arts and Humanities
[email protected]
Phone: 402-375-7394

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