The Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) degree program provides an opportunity for OSU graduate students to formulate a program of study that integrates work from three separate disciplines to address a particular issue or problem, leading to an integration or synthesis of all three fields.

The MAIS program at its most effective makes possible syntheses of intellectual traditions, faculty interests and expertise, and departmental resources from across the OSU campus. The objective of the program is to allow flexible opportunities for advanced study in an integration of multiple fields and disciplines appropriate to the specific needs of the individual student.

The culminating experience for the MAIS is the thesis or research project in which the three fields are effectively integrated as a means of addressing the student’s identified issue or problem.


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  • Admissions

    Learn the requirements to join the program and how to choose three fields of study.

    Admissions Info

  • Program requirements

    Once you are admitted, these are the key requirements for completing the MAIS degree.

    Program Requirements

  • Careers

    Find a list of careers our students have pursued with their MAIS degree.



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