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Degree Requirements

MA in Interdisciplinary Studies

51-55 quarter credits

Foundation Courses - 9 credits

Introduction to Scholarly Inquiry

Choose two or more of the following:
Community: Theory & Practice
Science, Ethics & Public Policy
Art & Cultural Transformation
Ways of Knowing: Studies in Literature & Spirituality
Enduring Questions
Social Justice

Concentration Seminars - 18 credits

Choose one of the following concentrations:
Gerontology
Liberal Arts
Organizational & Leadership Studies
Spiritual Traditions

Electives - 9 credits

Electives can be any MAIS seminar that is not part of student's required courses.

Thesis Courses - 15 - 19 credits

Thesis 1 
Thesis 2
Thesis 3
Thesis Continuation
Thesis Completion

Post-Course Requirements

Presentation of thesis at Thesis Presentation Day

Two bound and signed copies & CD copy delivered to department chair

Please see current Marylhurst University Catalog for complete information.

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Susan Carter Named to Editorial Board

Dr. Susan G. Carter, chair of the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Department, was named to the editorial board for the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies in October 2014.

Jim Davis Presents to National Coalition

Dr. Jim Davis, human sciences faculty, traveled to Washington, D.C. in June 2014 to share Oregon's efforts to combat mental health issues and addiction in seniors with the National Coalition on Mental Health and Aging.

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December 04, 2014

Gero-Punk Salon

Join Jennifer Sasser, Ph.D., Gero-Punk Project founder, for an evening of engaging discussion. In her words, "To be a gero-punk is to bravely and c...

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December 09, 2014

Marylhurst University Day at Mary's Woods

As part of our on-going partnership with Mary's Woods, join us for our monthly Marylhurst Day at Mary's Woods. Activities take place throughout the...

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December 12, 2014

Guest Lecture: Marginality and Aging: Creating a Senior Program for the LGBT community in Portland

Presenter Susan Kocen will discuss the aging journey in 21st-century Portland for LGBTQ seniors facing the new stigma of old-age and the invisibili...

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